Lords Of The Last Lone Land

We sleep in the sleep of ages, the bleak barbarian pines; The grey moss drapes us like sages and closer we lock our lines; And deeper we clutch through the darkest gloom where never a sunbeam shines. On our flanks of the storm-gorged ridges are our black battalions massed;We surge in a host to the sullen coast and we sing in the ocean blast;From empire of sea to empire of snow we grip our empire fast. To the bleakest lands we were driven, twixt desert and floes are we pinned;To us was the Northland given,ours to fortify and to defend;Ours till the world be riven in the crash of the utter endOurs from the bleak beginning, through the eons of death like sleep; Ours from the shock when the naked rock was hurled from the hissing deep;Ours from the twilight ages of weary glacer creep.Wind of the East, wind of the West wondering to and fro;Chant your songs in our topmost boughs,that the sons of men may know.The peerless pine was the fist to come and the pine will be the last to go.We pillar the halls of perfumed gloom;we plume where the eagles’ soar,The North-wind swoops from the brooding pole, and our ancients crash and roar. But where one falls from the crumbling walls shoot up a hardy score.We spring from the gloom of the canyons’ womb, in the valleys’ lap we lie;From the white foam fringe where the breakers cringe, to the peaks that tusk the sky; We climb and we pere in the crag-locked mere that gleems like a golden eye.Climb to the verge of the hog-back ridge where the vision ranges free;Pines and pines and the shadows of pines as far as the eye can see;A steadfast legion of stalwart knights in dominant empery.Sun,Moon and Stars give answer! Shall we not staunchly stand,Even as now, forever, wards of the wilder strand, Sentinals of the stillness, Lords of the Last Lone Land!

Lords Of The Last Lone Land


Joined January 2008

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