Fathom 2004



Inside Cover



Sean Smith
Wyley Hennick (2)
Michael Bennett
Chantelle Rip
Julie Perkins (2)
Mark MACDonnell
John Parker
Brooke Gray (2)
Misty De Meo
William Conklin
Oliver Charboonean (2)
Jennifer Clarke


Alex Hollenberg
Chantelle Rip
Mark MACDonnell


Misty De Meo



Death’s Seduction

The river flows; blink once your eye
And see the droplets pass you by
In an instant here then gone,
Dip deep a cup, the drops withdrawn
A thousand million droplets die
But still the river passes by.
Take time, but in your wait you find
Naught but that which you might with me entwined;
Find space for me within your stubborn mind.

Pleasure with me better than marriage be;
A wanton bride might marriage bed still flee.
Why not come play at love within these arms?
All love does once at last leave to my charms
But I’m a lover lasts forever more;
No youth’s short passion is my promise-store.
I wait, and my desire I claim
The heads of any turn at last to fame;
I kiss but once, but willing find me tame.

Look, sweet: the leaf doth seem from tree’s high bow’r
So beautiful, a scarlet high-placed flow’r;
But see! it falls so soon, so gently flees
And but a moment takes to quit the breeze
To peacefully lie on the forest floor
And peacefully it stays forevermore.
A kiss, my darling! Only this
Will take you to such peaceful sleeping bliss
And in our ecstasy the warm abyss.


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