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ScottFromWyoming
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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 7:10pm

 kurtster wrote:

This is what led me to that ... had to see it to find out what they were talking about.
 
It was such a big deal when Bob wasn't going to go to Stockholm, I'm pretty sure we streamed it live, all the pomp and circumstance leading up to it and the orchestra and *clank* ... I know I gasped out loud and it was an eternity for her, I'm sure. I felt awful for her. She's done some stuff I can do without but Horses and Easter, hoo boy. 
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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 5:31pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

That was hard to watch. But I'll know my song well before I start singin'

 
ironic ...  I will admit my eyes got a little weepy towards the end.

This is what led me to that ... had to see it to find out what they were talking about.
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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 3:55pm

 kurtster wrote:


 
That was hard to watch. But I'll know my song well before I start singin'
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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 3:02pm


oldviolin
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Posted: Dec 10, 2017 - 10:12am

 

 Garments

Upon a day Beauty and Ugliness met on the shore of a sea. And they said to one another, “Let us bathe in the sea.”

Then they disrobed and swam in the waters. And after a while Ugliness came back to shore and garmented himself with the garments of Beauty and walked away.

And Beauty too came out of the sea, and found not her raiment, and she was too shy to be naked, therefore she dressed herself with the raiment of Ugliness. And Beauty walked her way.

And to this very day men and women mistake the one for the other.

Yet some there are who have beheld the face of Beauty, and they know her notwithstanding her garments. And some there be who know the face of Ugliness, and the cloth conceals him not from their eyes.

 

Khalil Gibran


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Posted: Dec 8, 2017 - 10:40pm

 Antigone wrote:

I measure every Grief I meet (561)

I measure every Grief I meet

With narrow, probing, eyes – 

I wonder if It weighs like Mine – 

Or has an Easier size.

 

I wonder if They bore it long – 

Or did it just begin – 

I could not tell the Date of Mine – 

It feels so old a pain – 

 

I wonder if it hurts to live – 

And if They have to try – 

And whether – could They choose between – 

It would not be – to die – 

 

I note that Some – gone patient long – 

At length, renew their smile – 

An imitation of a Light

That has so little Oil – 

 

I wonder if when Years have piled – 

Some Thousands – on the Harm – 

That hurt them early – such a lapse

Could give them any Balm – 

 

Or would they go on aching still

Through Centuries of Nerve – 

Enlightened to a larger Pain – 

In Contrast with the Love – 

 

The Grieved – are many – I am told – 

There is the various Cause – 

Death – is but one – and comes but once – 

And only nails the eyes – 

 

There's Grief of Want – and grief of Cold – 

A sort they call "Despair" – 

There's Banishment from native Eyes – 

In sight of Native Air – 

 

And though I may not guess the kind – 

Correctly – yet to me

A piercing Comfort it affords

In passing Calvary – 

 

To note the fashions – of the Cross – 

And how they're mostly worn – 

Still fascinated to presume

That Some – are like my own – 

 ~Emily Dickinson



 
*bump*
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Posted: Nov 22, 2017 - 12:52pm

The cold, late after-
Noon light filters through the trees.
The woods are aglow.

My cheeks tingle and
My lungs are filled to bursting.
Thankful for these things.


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Posted: Nov 8, 2017 - 8:21am

Hope is the thing with feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson

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Posted: Nov 2, 2017 - 2:53pm

No!

Thomas Hood

        No sun—no moon!
        No morn—no noon—
No dawn—
        No sky—no earthly view—
        No distance looking blue—
No road—no street—no “t’other side the way”—
        No end to any Row—
        No indications where the Crescents go—
        No top to any steeple—
No recognitions of familiar people—
        No courtesies for showing ‘em—
        No knowing ‘em!
No traveling at all—no locomotion,
No inkling of the way—no notion—
        “No go”—by land or ocean—
        No mail—no post—
        No news from any foreign coast—
No park—no ring—no afternoon gentility—
        No company—no nobility—
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
   No comfortable feel in any member—
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
        November!




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Posted: Oct 23, 2017 - 6:03pm


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Posted: Oct 22, 2017 - 9:30am

So it came to pass that as he trudged from the place of blood and wrath his soul changed. He came from hot plowshares to prospects of clover tranquilly, and it was as if hot plowshares were not. Scars faded as flowers.

It rained. The procession of weary soldiers became a bedraggled train, despondent and muttering, marching with churning effort in a trough of liquid brown mud under a low, wretched sky. Yet the youth smiled, for he saw that the world was a world for him, though many discovered it to be made of oaths and walking sticks. He had rid himself of the red sickness of battle. The sultry nightmare was in the past. He had been an animal blistered and sweating in the heat and pain of war. He turned now with a lover's thirst to images of tranquil skies, fresh meadows, cool brooks—an existence of soft and eternal peace.

Over the river a golden ray of sun came through the hosts of leaden rain clouds.


Stephen Crane from The Red Badge Of Courage, last lines...




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Posted: Oct 22, 2017 - 9:20am

a bump

Sweetness


Just when it has seemed I couldn’t bear
one more friend
waking with a tumor, one more maniac

with a perfect reason, often a sweetness
has come
and changed nothing in the world

except the way I stumbled through it,
for a while lost
in the ignorance of loving

someone or something, the world shrunk
to mouth-size,
hand-size, and never seeming small.

I acknowledge there is no sweetness
that doesn’t leave a stain,
no sweetness that’s ever sufficiently sweet.

Tonight a friend called to say his lover
was killed in a car
he was driving. His voice was low

and guttural, he repeated what he needed
to repeat, and I repeated
the one or two words we have for such grief

until we were speaking only in tones.
Often a sweetness comes
as if on loan, stays just long enough

to make sense of what it means to be alive,
then returns to its dark
source. As for me, I don’t care

where it’s been, or what bitter road
it’s traveled
to come so far, to taste so good.

Stephen Dunn


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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 - 9:33pm

SONNET W/ROSE

When I see you after so long not
seeing you it is like picking up in
side a fist the flopped red petals of
a drooped red rose, and when you
speak in the voice that could only be
yours it is like staring into my fist
top's opening and seeing the rose
as the rose once was. This is not just
to say that the swirl and sweetness
soon flops back open to what now is,
though it does, but that when I see
you after so long not seeing you
I make sense of my feeling in terms
of the rose, and carry it past goodbye.

Matthew Yeager


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Zodiac: Aquarius
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Posted: Oct 10, 2017 - 5:18am

Misty half moon a-
bove our heads. Fog curls around
our feet as we walk.
Antigone

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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 - 3:35pm

 ScottN wrote:

SIX INCHES

One minute I'm meandering down
a country road on a magnificent fall day,
lost in thought, radio playing,
and the next minute I feel my wheels

on the loose gravel of the shoulder,
there's a deafening bang and I'm
climbing out of what's left of my car.
The cop who came to investigate

was pretty sure I'd been speeding
but settled for lecturing me about how lucky
I was to walk away from such a crash,
that I'd be dead if my car had hit the tree

just six inches further to the left.
Anyone could see that what he said was true,
but it also struck me as I stood there
watching his car flash red and blue

that it was equally true the accident
would not have happened at all
if a raging storm some sixty years ago
hadn't blown an acorn six inches closer

to the road than where it would've landed
on a day as sunny and calm as the one
we were in. It was a point I thought deserved
serious exploration—though perhaps

not just then, I decided, with a hundred birds
singing their tiny hearts out overhead
and the sky raining down yellow leaves,
and definitely not with the cop.

Jeff Coomer



 
Nice.
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Posted: Oct 9, 2017 - 3:32pm

SIX INCHES

One minute I'm meandering down
a country road on a magnificent fall day,
lost in thought, radio playing,
and the next minute I feel my wheels

on the loose gravel of the shoulder,
there's a deafening bang and I'm
climbing out of what's left of my car.
The cop who came to investigate

was pretty sure I'd been speeding
but settled for lecturing me about how lucky
I was to walk away from such a crash,
that I'd be dead if my car had hit the tree

just six inches further to the left.
Anyone could see that what he said was true,
but it also struck me as I stood there
watching his car flash red and blue

that it was equally true the accident
would not have happened at all
if a raging storm some sixty years ago
hadn't blown an acorn six inches closer

to the road than where it would've landed
on a day as sunny and calm as the one
we were in. It was a point I thought deserved
serious exploration—though perhaps

not just then, I decided, with a hundred birds
singing their tiny hearts out overhead
and the sky raining down yellow leaves,
and definitely not with the cop.

Jeff Coomer


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Gender: Female
Zodiac: Aquarius
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Posted: Oct 3, 2017 - 9:12am

How many sunsets
Have I seen in my lifetime?
Too many to count.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 - 3:19pm

Rotten tomatoes.
Moldy grapes and cucumbers.
Oh boy! It's trash day!


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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 - 4:35pm

Clouds like aurora
Light up our sunset walk. A
Sliver of moon hangs
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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 - 3:49am

I watch the rising
fog creep out of the hollows
and up the light poles. 
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