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#217858 - 07/28/14 12:57 AM bit of an accent [Re: jenny jenny]  
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“Life is a waste of time, and time is a waste of life.
Get wasted all the time, and you'll have the time of your life!”

- Billy Connolly

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live in the moment
#217866 - 07/28/14 01:04 PM Turn around...now! [Re: Bazr]  
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Wasted years wasted years
It's too late to turn back now
Turn around turn around love is calling
It's calling you from a life of wasted years


Bobby Carlton Davis

#217881 - 07/29/14 10:01 AM sylvester [Re: jenny jenny]  
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No cupie doll this time Jenny J.


Thufferin` thuccotash! - M__ B____

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#217901 - 07/30/14 03:45 PM Re: sylvester [Re: Bazr]  
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Originally Posted By: Bazr
No cupie doll this time Jenny J.


Thufferin` thuccotash! - Mel Blanc


Cartoon quiz: With what letter does Sylvester The Cat begin?

#217919 - 08/01/14 11:24 PM A poem for no one written by someone. Guess who! [Re: jenny jenny]  
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This poem is not addressed to you.
You may come into it briefly,
But no one will find you here, no one.
You will have changed before the poem will.

Even while you sit there, unmovable,
You have begun to vanish. And it does no matter.
The poem will go on without you.
It has the spurious glamor of certain voids.

It is not sad, really, only empty.
Once perhaps it was sad, no one knows why.
It prefers to remember nothing.
Nostalgias were peeled from it long ago.

Your type of beauty has no place here.
Night is the sky over this poem.
It is too black for stars.
And do not look for any illumination.

You neither can nor should understand what it means.
Listen, it comes with out guitar,
Neither in rags nor any purple fashion.
And there is nothing in it to comfort you.

Close your eyes, yawn. It will be over soon.
You will forge the poem, but not before
It has forgotten you. And it does not matter.
It has been most beautiful in its erasures.

O bleached mirrors! Oceans of the drowned!
Nor is one silence equal to another.
And it does not matter what you think.
This poem is not addressed to you.

#217934 - 08/03/14 10:59 AM poem & poet [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Name of Poem & Poet please.......

The briny tears have dried
The sounding knells are stilled
The grieving crowd, dispersed
The parting pain, allayed

V____ G_____


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#217961 - 08/06/14 03:52 AM poem & poet drivel [Re: Bazr]  
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Valsa George wrote Dust To Dust
What a unlifting poem.

I rue the curiosity that made me look it up. shocked

#218030 - 08/10/14 12:21 AM out of context [Re: jenny jenny]  
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...
Thou shalt not kill
But needst not strive
Officiously
To keep alive
...

A_____ H___ C_____

#218043 - 08/11/14 04:12 AM Arthur Hugh Clough in Context [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)

The Latest Decalogue

Thou shalt have one God only; who
Would tax himself to worship two?
God's image nowhere shalt thou see,
Save haply in the currency:
Swear not at all; since for thy curse
Thine enemy is not the worse:
At church on Sunday to attend
Will help to keep the world thy friend:
Honor thy parents; that is, all
From whom promotion may befall:
Thou shalt not kill; but needst not strive
Officiously to keep alive:
Adultery it is not fit
Or safe, for women, to commit:
Thou shalt not steal; an empty feat,
When 'tis so lucrative to cheat:
False witness not to bear be strict;
And cautious, ere you contradict.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition
Sanctions the keenest competition.

#218054 - 08/11/14 06:54 PM Re: Arthur Hugh Clough in Context [Re: jenny jenny]  
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Yes. You see what I meant by "out of context"?

I first came across that couplet as a "filler" in a medical journal while I was wrestling with the issue of futile medical care in the ICU, keeping patients' bodies breathing on a ventilator when their functions were gone, not guaranteed irretrievablly lost but with a 99.9+ % probability of no recovery at all, much less meaningful recovery. Was this sustaining life, or just painfully prolonging the dying? After years of practice I still don't have a satisfactory answer. That snippet seemed to encapsulate the issue....

It took me a long time to track down and identify the quote -- and see that it's incredibly cynical, and painful, and dismissive, and indeed not sensitive at all. Written in the 1850s by a 30-odd-year-old !

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