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Saturday, 17 December 2011

The man who believed in flicker-drive

More views of - or after - Cambridge Film Festival 2011
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The man who believed in flicker-drive



Picture an engineer, fath’ring his time,

Who wrought, with honest goods and fear, a span

To show the possible, to make sublime

Endeavours that might bring the world to man:


Imagine them not heeding what he taught,

Preferring still a heavier bridge and short.

Would he give up? Would he renounce his call,

Not carry on those lessons meant for all?


I think not, but quietly pursue a plan,

To give the future prominence in rhyme:

To offer them in verse what seldom can

Be accepted when jarring voices chime.


And so he made them flicker-drive that year

To look upon quite silent, without fear.


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