To Marco Pantani/ words by G.B. Shaw

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  1. elchie

    elchie New Member

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    Maybe it´a bit kitschy - but i really like this
    dialogue between the girl and the ghost in "The
    Ghost of Canterville".
    What do you think?
    `Poor, poor Ghost,' she murmured; `have you no
    place where you can sleep?'
    `Far away beyond the pinewoods,' he answered, in
    a low dreamy voice, `there is a little garden. There
    the grass grows long and deep, there are the great
    white stars of the hemlock flower, there the
    nightingale sings all night long. All night long he
    sings, and the cold, crystal moon looks down, and
    the yew-tree spreads out its giant arms over the
    sleepers.'
    Virginia's eyes grew dim with tears, and she hid her
    face in her hands.
    `You mean the Garden of Death,' she whispered.
    `Yes, Death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in
    the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above
    one's head, and listen to silence. To have no
    yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to
    forgive life, to be at peace. You can help me. You
    can open for me the portals of Death's house, for
    Love is always with you, and Love is stronger than
    Death is.'
     
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  2. Flyer's.Finale!

    Flyer's.Finale! New Member

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    Death as beauty?

    Let's read off names of the fallen cycling Gadiators, shall we?

    Vicente Lopez-Carril, age 37
    Marco de Meyer, age 32
    Geert Van de Walle, age 24
    Bert Oosterbosch, age 24
    Joachim Halupczok, age 27
    Paul Haghedooren, age 38
    Connie Meijer, age 25
    Denis Zanetti, age 32
    Marco Ceriani, age 16
    Fabrice Salanson, age 23
    Marco Rusconi, age 24
    Jose Maria Jimenez, age 32
    Michel Zanoli, age 35
    Johan Sermon, age 21
    Tim Pauwels, age 22
    Alexandre Zinoviev, age 43
    Gerrie Knetemann, age 53
    Stive Vermaut, age 38
    Jacques Anquetil, age 51
    Thierry Claveyrolat, age 41
    Fausto Coppi, age 41

    Marco Pantani, age 34

    Behold the beauty. Behold the love.
     
  3. stevebaby

    stevebaby New Member

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    You forgot Tom Simpson...1967 TdF. :(
     
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    stevebaby New Member

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    Oscar Wilde.
     
  5. meandmybike

    meandmybike New Member

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    Oscar Wilde was doping?
     
  6. stevebaby

    stevebaby New Member

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    Sure. He was actually locked up in Reading Gaol for giving his catamite an illegal injection.
    But that was after he wrote "The Canterville Ghost", although you wouldn't know it from his style.
     
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