VITAL TALES TURN TO DUST IN NEWS CYCLE

In Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1818 poem Ozymandias, a traveller from an “antique land” tells of “two vast and trunkless legs of stone” standing in the desert. The shattered visage of ruler Ozymandias lies half buried in the sand, bearing a “sneer of cold command.” The poem is a meditation on the power of time to … Continue reading VITAL TALES TURN TO DUST IN NEWS CYCLE