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Old 12-07-2016, 01:13 PM
Karen Lingel Karen Lingel is offline
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Since golden October declined into somber November
And the apples were gathered and stored
And the land became brown, sharp points of death in a waste of water and mud.
The new year waits, breathes, waits, whispers in the darkness.
And the poor shall wait for yet another decaying October.


T.S. Eliot, from Murder in the Cathedral.

From memory, so it might not be quoted perfectly. I can never remember if the points are brown sharp or sharp brown...