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Louis MacNeice - "Prayer before Birth"

'I am not yet born; O hear me.
Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the
club-footed ghoul come near me.

I am not yet born, console me.
I fear that the human race may with tall walls wall me,
with strong drugs dope me, with wise lies lure me,
on black racks rack me, in blood-baths roll me.

I am not yet born; provide me
With water to dandle me, grass to grow for me, trees to talk
to me, sky to sing to me, birds and a white light
in the back of my mind to guide me.

I am not yet born; forgive me
For the sins that in me the world shall commit, my words
when they speak me, my thoughts when they think me,
my treason engendered by traitors beyond me,
my life when they murder by means of my
hands, my death when they live me.

I am not yet born; rehearse me
In the parts I must play and the cues I must take when
old men lecture me, bureaucrats hector me, mountains
frown at me, lovers laugh at me, the white
waves call me to folly and the desert calls
me to doom and the beggar refuses
my gift and my children curse me.

I am not yet born; O hear me,
Let not the man who is beast or who thinks he is God
come near me.

I am not yet born; O fill me
With strength against those who would freeze my
humanity, would dragoon me into a lethal automaton,
would make me a cog in a machine, a thing with
one face, a thing, and against all those
who would dissipate my entirety, would
blow me like thistledown hither and
thither or hither and thither
like water held in the
hands would spill me.

Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me.
Otherwise kill me.'



Venus Raven
United Kingdom
Current Residence: London, U.K.
Shell of choice: Soft
Favourite cartoon character: Catwoman
Personal Quote: "The end is in the beginning and yet you go on."
The Tribute to Alice exhibition will be running for one month in the beautiful Space of the White Rabbit. I have 3 prints on display: "The White Rabbit", "The Cheshire Cat" and "The Queen of Spades", all of them for sale. Contact me for details about pricing.…

I will also be taking part in Panic Sermons (Part of Modern Panic III), performing on December 2nd.…
  • Listening to: Jarboe.
  • Watching: shades, shadows, ghosts, my mirrored daemons.
  • Playing: with knives on fire.

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abcdefailbored Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fanphuckingtastic :ahoy: yaargh
Skipper-doodle1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work! It's so dark and contrasted! Awesome stuff! Big Fool Emoji-05 (Pervy Nosebleed) [V2] 
RaVeNuS9 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thank you! :heart: :hug: :smooch: 
Skipper-doodle1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so welcome!
scheinbar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HorstSchmier Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Happy Birthday !! :party:
visionart Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Digital Artist
:party: Happy Birthday :party:
ElenaDudina Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Happy Birthday :party: :cake: dear Venus :love:
scheinbar Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
hope you like that :sun:
fashioneyes Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Happy Birthday.:rose:
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