It’s Playtime

But the Consul’s brow was sad,
And the Consul’s speech was low,
And darkly looked he at the wall,
And darkly at the foe;
“Their van will be upon us
Before the bridge goes down;
And if they once may win the bridge,
What hope to save the town?”

Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods,

[Via Satellite:

Mr Johannes regrets terribly his very long absence — Alas, Imaginary Constructions need the occasional  vacation too.   In the meantime, Mr Johannes would like to relay from his undisclosed chateau that he’s given his personal seal of dialectical approval  for the Zoo-BBC TV series: ‘Ashes to Ashes’ and ‘Life on Mars’ — he’s quite certain no elucidation is required.]