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In the spirit of this, a few lines that may be familiar.

Capt: A dozen years have pass'd since this took place,
And all that time hath Parliament kept hid
The secret of this world, till River here
Unearth'd it from their minds.  They feared she knew.
And right they were to dread, since many more
Among the spinning worlds would know it too.
And someone has to speak for those now dead.
For divers reasons did you join my crew
But all have come together to this place.
I've in the past demanded much of you.
Today I ask yet more; perhaps for all.
For this I know, as I know anything:
That they will try again.  Another world
Will be the lab for this experiment.
Or maybe they will sweep this landscape clean
And in a year or ten attempt again.
They'll swing back like the needle to the north
To the belief that they can better men.
And I hold not to that.  Here from this grave
I will not run. I aim to misbehave.

- o0o -

There's more to flight than buttons, albatross,
More to the pilot's role than charts and maps.
You know the foremost rule of flying?  Aye,
I know you do, since you know what I'll say
Before I part my lips.
Riv:                         I do, but yet
I like to hear you say it nonetheless.
Capt:  'Tis love.  Though you know all the math the 'verse
Contains, if in the sky you take a ship unloved
She'll shake you off as sure as worlds turn.
Love keeps her in the air when she should fall
And tells you that she hurts before she keens.
It makes her home.
Riv:                         The storm is getting worse.
Capt: We will endure a while, till it disperse.


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Apr. 19th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Such joy!
Apr. 19th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Well done indeed.
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Apr. 19th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Oh, so lovely. Thanks.

Apr. 19th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Among the many joys of this is that I can still hear Nathan Fillion, even through the iambic pentameter - it's amazing to watch you keep the character note perfect while making him wear those fancy Elizabethan duds.
Apr. 21st, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Okay. Now I'm picturing Nathan in doublet and hose, and its doing my peace of mind absolutely no good at all.
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Apr. 19th, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
Apr. 19th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
Best. Fanfic. Ever.
Apr. 19th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Apr. 19th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nicely done. (Here via Making Light.)
Apr. 19th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Here thanks to a pointer from daftnewt to say Wow! Really well done. I am going to have to rewatch my Firefly now looking out for iambic pentameter because that is very recognizably Mal's voice there.
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
I heard my husband cry aloud in joy,
And call to me that I must see at once,
The greatest and most wond'rous Firefly piece,
Ever seen, by him found through Making Light.
I saw, I read, and like him found delight
In the poetry and beauty of the
Captain's newly metered words: I am awed.
Had I but a tenth part of such talent,
I should be overjoyed; since I do not,
I hope that my small offering may yet
Convey my admiration.
Apr. 20th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
Brilliant, thank you. I've taken the liberty of posting a story about this at Whedonesque.
Apr. 21st, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for doing that - I've enjoyed the comments both here and there!
Apr. 20th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
This is genius - absolutely note-perfect!

Apr. 20th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Apr. 20th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
*applause*(here from Whedonesque)
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