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That Poem in the Gears of War 2 Commercial....



Have you seen the Gears of War 2 commercial (the older one), the one where there's a voice that utters this poem that begins with "I have a rendezvous with death...."


I happened to find what could be the poem that they [most likely] based it upon. Just an interesting read; apologies if this seems an academic post and not exactly video-game related....

Source: http://www.bartleby.com/104/121.html

Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry. 1919.

Alan Seeger. 1888–1916

121. "I Have a Rendezvous with Death"

I HAVE a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes back with rustling shade
And apple-blossoms fill the air—
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.

It may be he shall take my hand
And lead me into his dark land
And close my eyes and quench my breath—
It may be I shall pass him still.
I have a rendezvous with Death
On some scarred slope of battered hill,
When Spring comes round again this year
And the first meadow-flowers appear.

God knows 'twere better to be deep
Pillowed in silk and scented down,
Where love throbs out in blissful sleep,
Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,
Where hushed awakenings are dear...
But I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,
When Spring trips north again this year,
And I to my pledged word am true,
I shall not fail that rendezvous.

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