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#217163 - 06/17/14 10:11 AM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: jenny jenny]
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If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
And measles were nice and a lie warn’t a lie,
Life would be delight,—
But things couldn’t go right
For in such a sad plight
I wouldn’t be I.

If earth was heaven and now was hence,
And past was present, and false was true,
There might be some sense
But I’d be in suspense
For on such a pretense
You wouldn’t be you.

If fear was plucky, and globes were square,
And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee
Things would seem fair,—
Yet they’d all despair,
For if here was there
We wouldn’t be we .

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#217169 - 06/18/14 12:16 AM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: jenny jenny]
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Bottomless vales and boundless floods,
And chasms, and caves, and Titan woods,
With forms that no man can discover
For the tears that drip all over;
Mountains toppling evermore
Into seas without a shore;
Seas that restlessly aspire,
Surging, unto skies of fire;
Lakes that endlessly outspread
Their lone waters—lone and dead,—
Their still waters—still and chilly
With the snows of the lolling lily.


By the lakes that thus outspread
Their lone waters, lone and dead,—
Their sad waters, sad and chilly
With the snows of the lolling lily,—
By the mountains—near the river
Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever,—
By the grey woods,—by the swamp
Where the toad and the newt encamp,—
By the dismal tarns and pools
Where dwell the ghouls .

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#217185 - 06/18/14 02:48 PM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: jenny jenny]
jenny jenny Offline
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Everybody's talking and no one says a word
Everybody's making love and no one really cares
There's Nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs
Always something happening and nothing going on
There's always something cooking and nothing in the pot
They're starving back in China so finish what you got

Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
Strange days indeed --- most peculiar, Mama!
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#217208 - 06/19/14 09:04 PM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: jenny jenny]
jenny jenny Offline
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The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die,
Lift not your hands to It for help--for It
As impotently moves as you or I.

With Earth's first Clay They did the Last Man knead,
And there of the Last Harvest sow'd the Seed:
And the first Morning of Creation wrote
What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall ____ .

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#217209 - 06/19/14 11:54 PM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: jenny jenny]
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You boys are cowards.

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#217212 - 06/20/14 06:10 AM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: jenny jenny]
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Horny Boy rung Widders Bel
Stoal his Fathers Ham as wel
Bernt his Arse and Forkt a Stoan
Done It Over broak a boan
Out of Good Shoar vackt his wayt
Scratcht Sams Itch for No. 8
Gone to senter nex to see
Cambry coming 3 times 3
Sharna pax and get the poal
When the Ardship of Cambry _____________________

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#217228 - 06/20/14 11:33 PM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: Faldage]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Horny Boy rung Widders Bel
Stoal his Fathers Ham as wel
Bernt his Arse and Forkt a Stoan
Done It Over broak a boan
Out of Good Shoar vackt his wayt
Scratcht Sams Itch for No. 8
Gone to senter nex to see
Cambry coming 3 times 3
Sharna pax and get the poal
When the Ardship of Cambry fills a hole

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#217234 - 06/21/14 07:09 AM Re: Snippets of Culture: Guess and Post [Re: jenny jenny]
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Nice try, jj. Close but no cigar. And your spelling is terrible.

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#217255 - 06/22/14 10:57 AM Read it and weep... [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Posts: 4899
Loc: Worcester, MA
Originally Posted By: jenny jenny

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die,
Lift not your hands to It for help--for It
As impotently moves as you or I.

With Earth's first Clay They did the Last Man knead,
And there of the Last Harvest sow'd the Seed:
And the first Morning of Creation wrote
What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall ____ .

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#217265 - 06/22/14 11:03 PM Re: Read it and weep... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
smile ... read .

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"There are only two possible statements that can be made about the worlds," the Black Pope of the Carlist Hills had lectured one day. "Alpha: There is a God. Omega: there is not a God. To adhere to either of these two statements strongly is to be logical at least. Not to do so is to be in the snivelling wasteland between and to have no point of contact with logic or reason."

As written by R.A. Lafferty

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