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([personal profile] borusa Apr. 3rd, 2013 05:37 pm)
Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell
And the profit and loss.
A current under sea
Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell
He passed the stages of his age and youth
Entering the whirlpool.
Gentile or Jew
O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.

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Very sad.

And I am almost ashamed to say, part of the impact is that he's about six months younger than me...

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