Poetry and Prose

Sooth Mayer

And silence sounds no worse than cheers

After earth has stopped the ears:

Now you will not swell the rout

Of lads that wore their honours out,

Runners whom renown outran


And the name died before the man.

So set, before the echoes fade,

The fleet foot on the sill of shade,

And hold to the low lintel up

The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laureled head

Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead

And find unwithered on its curls

The garland briefer than a girl's.

On a similar note, the February issue of GQ magazine ran an article entitled "Jocks Are Lousy Lovers," by Allison Glock.