Friday, 11 November 2011

Lest We Forget

For the Fallen
By Laurence Binyon

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pics from Halloween

Halloween at the Seraph Club was a success this year and I'm only disappointed it last such a short time. Before you know it winter will be here and Christmas hard on its heels.

The Seraph Club looking a little dilapidated and with a condemned notice on the front door

Erica Fairywren and Jed Dagger

Widow Alora in one of the more gruesome outfits of the night

Miss Ahnya

Rafael & Breezy

Operator Zero

Joy Tremor doing the whole mad scientist thing

Tequila Krovac

Dido Belle and Da5id Abbot

Galactic Baroque and Tesla Tripsa

Erica Fairywren in a rather lovely stole

Foxy Bianca

Kujura Hancroft

Rip Wirefly as the biggest Boogie of them all

Kaylee who seemed to be missing an arm

Christine being charmed by my devilish good looks

Serafina Puchkina

Apologies to those I missed.