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Happy birthday, Songbird!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KYSportsWriter, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    So sayeth Facebook. Happy birthday to someone who's been there more times than i can count.

    Thanks for being someone I knew I could turn to no matter what.
  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Happy birthday, Songbird.

    May the pleasure dome be good to you this year.
  3. KG

    KG Active Member

    Happy birthday! Want me to send you cookies?
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday Xan!! Hope it's a great one!!
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Songbird is an underrated Rush song.
  6. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Happy Birthday and I hope you're enjoying yourself on that other continent!
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    In Songbird did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-dome decree :
    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
    Through caverns measureless to man
    Down to a sunless sea.

    So twice five miles of fertile ground
    With walls and towers were girdled round :
    And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
    Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree ;
    And here were forests ancient as the hills,
    Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.
    But oh ! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
    Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover !
    A savage place ! as holy and enchanted
    As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
    By woman wailing for her demon-lover !
    And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
    As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
    A mighty fountain momently was forced :
    Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
    Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
    Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail :
    And 'mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
    It flung up momently the sacred river.
    Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
    Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
    Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
    And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean :
    And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
    Ancestral voices prophesying war !

    The shadow of the dome of pleasure
    Floated midway on the waves ;
    Where was heard the mingled measure
    From the fountain and the caves.

    It was a miracle of rare device,
    A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice !
    A damsel with a dulcimer
    In a vision once I saw :
    It was an Abyssinian maid,
    And on her dulcimer she played,
    Singing of Mount Abora.
    Could I revive within me
    Her symphony and song,
    To such a deep delight 'twould win me,

    That with music loud and long,
    I would build that dome in air,
    That sunny dome ! those caves of ice !
    And all who heard should see them there,
    And all should cry, Beware ! Beware !
    His flashing eyes, his floating hair !
    Weave a circle round him thrice,
    And close your eyes with holy dread,
    For he on honey-dew hath fed,
    And drunk the milk of Paradise.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    You sure? He might be on Broadway.
  9. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Happy B-day, Songbird.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    ... and an underrated poster. Hope the vacation is a blast, Xan. Take care ...
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Happy Birthday, Xan, hope you're having a great day!!! :)
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