his wholiness the rev drjon (drjon) wrote,
his wholiness the rev drjon


Pratchett readers might have noticed that he's been fond of the phrase "I can see your house from here", and been using it recently.

What you might not know is that he's paying homage to Percy Bysshe Shelley: it's a quote from his 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 shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd 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
You can see your house from there;
The lone and level sands stretch far away...
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