Sick Burns (Update)C. Lee sent in the sickest of burns from Gilgamesh, which was written around 2000 B.C.
Gilgamesh spurns the marriage proposal of the Goddess of Love, Ishtar:
You are the door through which the cold gets in. You are the fire that goes out. You are the pitch that sticks to the hands of the one who carries the bucket. You are the house that falls down. You are the shoe that pinches the foot of the wearer. The ill-made wall that buckles when time has gone by. The leaky water skin soaking the water skin carrier.