BBC is doing their part to look ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and they did so by rolling out an ad for the upcoming games. In the video promo, Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister in the HBO hit series, reads off a poem before the tagline is presented.
The tagline reads, “Nature. Who will conquer it?”
You can watch the full promo video here.
Below is the text for the poem that Dance reads during the BBC ad for the Sochi Olympics.
I am the dreadful menace.
The one whose will is done.
The haunting chill upon your neck.
I am the conundrum.
I will summon armies.
Of wind and rain and snow.
I made the black cloud overhead.
The ice, like glass below.
Not you, nor any other.
Can fathom what is nigh.
I will tell you when to jump.
And I’ll dictate how high.
The ones that came before you.
Stood strong and tall and brave.
But I stole their dreams away.
Those dreams could not be saved.
But now you stand before me.
Devoid of all dismay.
Could it be? Just maybe.
I’ll let you have your day.