Those lines from The Passing of Arthur by Alfred Tennyson came to mind earlier this week as I mused over two theatre-related events I attended on Sunday evening and a third I had planned for Tuesday morning.
Even as the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA) Music Festival is slated to be one of two closing events for Kingston Music Week, the organisation's chairman, Frankie Campbell, is looking at a larger picture.
Runners and race enthusiasts across the island are ensuring they are fit and ready for the marquee running event of the year, the Reggae Marathon and Half Marathon and 10K on Saturday, December 6, starting at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril.
The No-Maddz are at the BOJ Auditorium for the Lunch Hour Concert at 12:30 p.m.
Audiences in 2,000 cinemas in 68 countries around the world, including Jamaica, saw last Saturday's Live in HD performance of Rossini's comic gem Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).
Tonight, Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland is the next stop on Appleton Special Jamaica Rum's Mix Specialist tour of Jamaica.