The Morning After


"Höre! Höre! Höre!" (Erde in Rheingold)


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like a cold water shock

wakes up WOTAN with a start

damning the unearthly hour

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monumentally hungover he

wonders what he did the night before


never again he vows


(at this point readers

nod knowingly

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you know what these gods are like)


to cut a long wet story short & dry


none of the sure-fire remedies he tried

could cure his splitting head


he hadn't really learnt a thing




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River Rhine?

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now follow me across the RAINBOW BRIDGE...