And though I had slain a thousand foes less one,
The thousandth knife found my liver;
The thousandth enemy said to me,
'Now you shall die,
Now none shall know.'
And the fool, looking down, believed this,
Not seeing, above his shoulders, the naked stars,
Each one remembering.
--John M. Ford, The Final Reflection

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"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any." - Russel Baker

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Something To Make You Think

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
And every wife had seven sacks,
And every sack had seven cats,
And every cat had seven kits,
Kits, cats, sacks, wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

Just a little something I picked up.


spongebabe said...

Only 1. You. Correct?

Anonymous said...

nice one! one--your main subject.

VIIIofSwords said...

Yup. Just one. But some variant answers can be used, depending on further interpretation of the words.