Pondering on Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine yesterday, I was reminded of Shelley’s fine poem Ozymandias:
I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
Putin will pass and the sands of time obliterate the terrible regime he has built in Russia and is currently trying to impose on the brave people of Ukraine.
I stand with Ukraine.
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Many thanks for the share, Michael. Kevin
Always with a great pleasure, Kevin! I also felt honored to read it. xx Michael
Thank you, Michael. That means a lot to me. Kevin
A great one! Sorry, Kevin! I had a short delay, because after my third shot two weeks ago, i felt very tired the last four days. But now i am back! Have a nice day! xx Michael
I’m glad you are fully recovered after your third shot, Michael. Its always good to hear from you and, as always I appreciate your kind words and support.
You also, have a good day.
Best wishes. Kevin
Thank you, Kevin! Best wishes, Michael