Adieu, Sir Terry Pratchett

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Adieu, Sir Terry Pratchett

Post by Clemsy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:24 am

We do know him. His work has resonated with our hearts and souls as only a fine author's can. All his characters are parts of him and we have relationships with them all; Vimes, Tiffany, Granny,Ridcully, the Librarian, Vetinari, Rob Anybody... DEATH, and on and on.

These are our friends, he is our friend. We have lost a friend. This is personal.

From an anonymous author:

A poem by /u/Poem_for_your_sprog for the great Sir Terry Pratchett
The sun goes down upon the Ankh,
And slowly, softly fades -
Across the Drum; the Royal Bank;
The River-Gate; the Shades.
A stony circle's closed to elves;
And here, where lines are blurred,
Between the stacks of books on shelves,
A quiet 'Ook' is heard.
A copper steps the city-street
On paths he's often passed;
The final march; the final beat;
The time to rest at last.
He gives his badge a final shine,
And sadly shakes his head -
While Granny lies beneath a sign
That says: 'I aten't dead.'
The Luggage shifts in sleep and dreams;
It's now. The time's at hand.
For where it's always night, it seems,
A timer clears of sand.
And so it is that Death arrives,
When all the time has gone...
But dreams endure, and hope survives,
And Discworld carries on.
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Post by JamesN. » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:16 pm

Clemsy; what a beautiful poem. Here is a link I thought you might like if you have not already seen it.




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Post by CarmelaBear » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:12 am

He was a brave man. I especially like the encoded tribute.

Once in a while a door opens, and let's in the future. --- Graham Greene