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Offline bwv 1080

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Re: Poetry and quotable quotes
« Reply #220 on: May 26, 2017, 05:28:00 AM »
My Wife wrote a poem on Chris Cornell's death pieced together from fan comments on YouTube

LAST SHOW

 

Such a waste
So sad
Being held down
By some intense pressure
Jaws grinding hard and eyes pinned
Going through the motions
Strangely inconsistent
The pain that caused the noose
Why great people fall to Earth
Enter into glory
Clearly something is wrong
Holy shit
Rest in peace
Too soon for me to watch
Maybe next week

 

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Re: Poetry and quotable quotes
« Reply #221 on: June 02, 2017, 05:54:29 AM »
Where the mountain meets the sea
Where the bird flies to its nest with a bee
Where the flowers grow on beaches
Where the snowfall seldom reaches
There I wish you’d live with me
discovering together how happy life can be.


~ ~ ~



Throughout the day, sunlight traces
The shapes in this room, and faces
Run through my mind – they all answer to your name:
Smiling, crying, silly faces, all of them the same,
And all of them changing, as the room in sunlight:
soft smiles of dawn change to laughter, shining bright
in the afternoon, lingering, softening before the night,
And disappearing in the dark – but your shadow is light.
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius

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« Reply #222 on: June 02, 2017, 03:27:22 PM »
Oh my. Heartfelt indeed.
Good on ya and thanks for posting that, North Star.
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Re: Poetry and quotable quotes
« Reply #223 on: June 25, 2017, 01:19:38 PM »
Michael Crichton


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Like a bearded nut in robes on the sidewalk proclaiming the end of the world is near, the media is just doing what makes it feel good, not reporting hard facts. We need to start seeing the media as a bearded nut on the sidewalk, shouting out false fears. It's not sensible to listen to it.
 

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« Reply #224 on: August 14, 2017, 01:57:48 AM »
Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.


I have not seen thy sunny face,
Nor heard thy silver laughter;
No thought of me shall find a place
In thy young life's hereafter——
Enough that now thou wilt not fail
To listen to my fairy-tale.


A tale begun in other days,
When summer suns were glowing——
A simple chime, that served to time
The rhythm of our rowing——
Whose echoes live in memory yet,
Though envious years would say 'forget.'


Come, hearken then, ere voice of dread,
With bitter tidings laden,
Shall summon to unwelcome bed
A melancholy maiden!
We are but older children, dear,
Who fret to find our bedtime near.


Without, the frost, the blinding snow.
The storm-wind's moody madness——
Within, the firelight's ruddy glow.
And childhood's nest of gladness.
The magic words shall hold thee fast:
Thou shalt not heed the raving blast.


And though the shadow of a sigh
May tremble through the story,
For 'happy summer days' gone by,
And vanish'd summer glory——
It shall not touch with breath of bale
The pleasance of our fairy-tale.

Lewis Carroll - Preface to Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
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Re: Poetry and quotable quotes
« Reply #225 on: August 14, 2017, 02:05:34 AM »
Michael Crichton

From 2002

Similar criticisms were in the air in the early ’70s.

“...the media is just doing what makes it feel good” is a peculiar pathetic fallacy, isn’t it?  Maybe Crichton just wrote that to make himself feel good   0:)
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« Reply #226 on: August 14, 2017, 05:11:12 AM »
In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

- Orwell.

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« Reply #227 on: August 14, 2017, 05:13:02 AM »
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

- Orwell.

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« Reply #228 on: August 14, 2017, 05:25:39 AM »
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.

- Orwell.

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« Reply #229 on: August 14, 2017, 05:41:16 AM »
Alas, that these are so very timely in the US.
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« Reply #230 on: August 14, 2017, 05:50:16 AM »
Alas, that these are so very timely in the US.

Hopefully enough citizens are waking up to the dangers of the path commenced upon; and can respond accordingly.
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Re: Poetry and quotable quotes
« Reply #231 on: August 17, 2017, 06:53:35 AM »
Freddie DeBoer
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Contemporary political culture is an autoimmune disorder.

Freddie DeBoer
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You simply cannot say, in polite society, “basic fairness requires us to avoid a rush to judgment and to give people the right to respond to accusations.” To do so gets you lumped in with the criminals. Like a friend of mine said, “the only acceptable reaction to an accusation is enthusiastic and unqualified acceptance.”

Usually I find DeBoer over the top. Not feeling that way today.
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« Reply #232 on: October 07, 2017, 11:23:35 AM »
“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” Arthur Conan Doyle
"Javert, though frightful, had nothing ignoble about him. Probity, sincerity, candor, conviction, the sense of duty, are things which may become hideous when wrongly directed; but which, even when hideous, remain grand."

- Victor Hugo

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« Reply #233 on: October 07, 2017, 11:37:54 AM »
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” - Edgar Allan Poe
“I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.” - Claude Debussy

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« Reply #234 on: July 17, 2018, 09:23:40 AM »
http://www.webexhibits.org/colorart/ch.html

Goethe's theory of the constitution of colours of the spectrum has not proved to be an unsatisfactory theory, rather it really isn't a theory at all. Nothing can be predicted with it. It is, rather a vague schematic outline of the sort we find in James's psychology. Nor is there any experimentum crucis which could decide for or against the theory.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein

 :laugh:

I know this is an old post but I have to point out that "Theory of colours" is bit of a mistranslation, the word "Lehre" translates in english more correctly as  "doctrine" rather than "theory". Although the point still stands that the entire work is complete (well-written) nonsense.
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"Javert, though frightful, had nothing ignoble about him. Probity, sincerity, candor, conviction, the sense of duty, are things which may become hideous when wrongly directed; but which, even when hideous, remain grand."

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Re: Poetry and quotable quotes
« Reply #235 on: August 19, 2018, 05:20:30 AM »
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You gotta feel for the Pope, tripping over all those abused kids as he lunges for a mic to talk about U.S. border policy.

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