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Lily Munster&I in a UFO Robert Sheridan FawCawnahs In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure dome decree
Where Alph, the sacred river ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" was, he explained, written under the effects of a sleeping medicine he'd taken (in 1797)as he'd been ill. He was suddenly interrupted for an hour in his writing by someone calling some business.
Result was he couldn't complete one of the neatest poems in English, our Jan's contribution notwithstanding.


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