wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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A miserable start to the new year

Kelly Freas died at 4 AM Sunday morning, according to an e-mail I got from his agent by virtue of having bought one of his prints on eBay last year. You can see examples of some of his work on his website. Non-SF fans probably know him best, if they know him at all, as the artist responsible for the cover art on Queen's News of the World album.

I don't care for Byron's poetry much, but nothing suits Kelly half so well as this:

So, we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.

Tags: culture w/o politics
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