Two: Ozymandias.

Hi everyone I’m stretching out a little and trying my hand on a personal blog. Short opinion pieces on things which grab my attention, some of which (I am a notorious insomniac) keep me up at night.
I intend to make it more an op ed than I would my history blogs, and if not your cup of tea I can respect that. If it is your cup of tea, however please check the page out. – Simone

Moonlight Disquisitions

“I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

P.B Shelley – Ozymandias.

What is keeping me awake at the moment you may ask? America has quite a history of putting bronze racists on bronze horses, and brazen traitors on plinths. Most of them were put up in…

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