“”Is football playing
Along the river-shore,
With lads to chase the leather,
Now I stand up no more?”
Ay, the ball is flying,
The lads play heart and soul;
The goal stands up, the keeper
Stands up to keep the goal. “
(A.E. Housman in A Shropshire lad, no. 27)
“Why — do they shut me out of Heaven?
Did I sing — too loud?
But — I can sing a little minor,
Timid as a bird.”
(E. Dickinson in Further poems of Emily Dickinson)
Did I hear someone tell a lie?
Did I hear someone’s distant cry?”
(Bob Dylan in Love sick)
"And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before The Tavern shouted -- "Open then the Door! "You know how little while we have to stay, "And, once departed, may return no more."" (Based on a Persian text by Hakim Omar Khayyám) Genk (B)