Saturday, March 26, 2011

So if they're booing, wear dirt earplugs

English poet A. E. Housman was born on this day in 1859.

"Eyes the shady night have shut
Cannot see the record cut;
And silence is no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears."

-- Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young.

While we're on the subject of not hearing, Beethoven died on this day

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