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Old 04-29-2007, 09:50 PM   #2311
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CRAZY JANE TALKS WITH THE BISHOP

I met the Bishop on the road
And much said he and I.
'Those breasts are flat and fallen now,
Those veins must soon be dry;
Live in a heavenly mansion,
Not in some foul sty.'

'Fair and foul are near of kin,
And fair needs foul,' I cried.
'My friends are gone, but that's a truth
Nor grave nor bed denied,
Learned in bodily lowliness
And in the heart's pride.

'A woman can be proud and stiff
When on love intent;
But Love has pitched his mansion in
The place of excrement;
For nothing can be sole or whole
That has not been rent.'

-- WB Yeats
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:34 PM   #2312
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a dark unfathomed tide
of interminable pride
a mystery and a dream
should my early life seem
I say that dream was fraught
with a wild and waking thought
of beings that have been
which my spirit hath not seen
had I let them pass me by
with a dreaming eye
let none of earth inherit
that vision of my spirit
those thoughts I would control
as a spell upon his soul
for that bright hope at last
and that light time have past
and my worldly rest hath gone
with a sigh as it passed on
I care not though it perish
with a thought I then did
cherish

ea poe
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #2313
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first the tide rushes in
plants a kiss on the shore
then rolls out to sea
and the sea is very still once more.

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Old 04-30-2007, 04:38 PM   #2314
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like the long waves on a sea beach
where the sand as silver shines
with a soft, monotonous cadence
flow its unrhymed lyric lines:--

henry wadsworth longfellow

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:13 PM   #2315
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non curo. si metrum non habet, non est poema.

- d booth, handy latin phrases

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:24 PM   #2316
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if you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:48 PM   #2317
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a lot of poets carry a wee notebook in their pockets to jot down ideas and lines and even a verse or two. i never do that.

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Old 04-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #2318
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it usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

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Old 04-30-2007, 07:22 PM   #2319
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don't worry, don't worry


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Old 05-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #2320
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We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic. ~Cullen Hightower
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:08 PM   #2321
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A panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy, of our imagination. ~Christian Bovee
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:10 AM   #2322
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If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrels heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. George Eliot, Middlemarch
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:06 AM   #2323
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The Unknown

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.

- Donald Rumsfeld
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:29 PM   #2324
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Not knowing is knowing...
The highest principle cannot be explained:
It is neither free nor bound.
Lively and attuned to everything,
It is always right before you.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:42 PM   #2325
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Have you ever seen an inchworm crawl up a leaf or twig, and then, clinging to the very end, revolve in the air, feeling for something, to reach something? That's like me. I am trying to find something out there beyond the place on which I have footing.

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