And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door.
Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door, Perched, and sat, and nothing more.edgar allan poe
It was the calm and silent night!Seven hundred years and fifty-threeHad Rome been growing up to might,And now was queen of land and sea.No sound was heard of clashing wars,Peace brooded o’er the hushed domain;Apollo, Pallas, Jove, and MarsHeld undisturbed their ancient reignIn the solemn midnight,Centuries ago.
My current novel, Pallas , is all about that culture war - in fact it's been called the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Sagebrush Rebellion - and yet what I hear all too often from libertarians is that they don't read fiction.l. neil smith