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Yesterday I spoke of visiting the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.  One of Kennedy’s favorite poems was I have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger.  The poem is a reminder of his grim fate while stuck at sea and later marooned on the remote Salomon Islands during World War II.  It’s always interesting to find poems of the past, in this case 1916 reused in modern culture.  

Last year Gears of War 2 was released for the XBOX 360.  The great marketing people at Microsoft Publishing Studios and Epic Games used an abridged version of Alan Seeger’s poem to describe the game.  The trailer known as Rendezvous with its eerie narration brings this 90 year old poem back to life in a new light.

Youtube:  ”Rendezvous Trailer
The official trailer from Microsoft is also availible in 720p is availble here.


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