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#209813 - 02/27/13 02:48 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Not to change the subject but... is that form a Kayyamic quatrain or rather a Fitzgerald-translationic quatrain? I know most of Homer in English is iambic pentameter but the original Greek, IIRC, was dactylic hexameter. What did Omar write in?

#209817 - 02/27/13 02:48 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Perfect form and message.
With the read I became the voyeur.
Thank you, Commando.

#209820 - 02/27/13 05:08 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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It is Fitgeraldian - almost. Strictly speaking, the rhymes whould be A, A, B, A.

It could more properly have read:-

Her bright blue eyes and tresses gold,
He looks upon, with gaze so bold;
Soft undulations ’neath her dress:
He waits to see her drapes unfold

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#209824 - 02/27/13 07:49 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Yeah but I wonder; is there a ear here that can't hear with the eye the clear superiority of the first?

Fixed structures restrict Art. smile

#209825 - 02/27/13 08:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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True Art is to transcend the restrictions of the fixed structures. (discuss!


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#209827 - 02/27/13 10:54 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
True Art is to transcend the restrictions of the fixed structures. (discuss!
Uh, didn't I just say that? confused

#209828 - 02/27/13 11:26 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Well, jj, my hearin' ain't that a-cute, I guess, but what I heerd wus that you-all said,


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#209829 - 02/27/13 11:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Well, jj, my hearin' ain't that a-cute, I guess, but what I heerd wus that you-all said, wus -
"Fixed structures restrict Art."


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#209834 - 02/28/13 06:51 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Fixed structures restrict Art. smile


All generalizations are wrong! wink

#209837 - 02/28/13 08:25 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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smile Yeahbut your generalizations, Trombonator; are the most wrongest in transliteration. Tighten up. smile

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