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    May Flow < You can click on the link if you want to.

    Underneath the shines
    I see Reality as real
    Not the ego
    Flim flam I have no use for

    Reality shines.


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      What's wrong with the existing thread?


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      If you call what you're writing "poetry" Then I'm sure it's fine.
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      Did you even bother to read some of my poetries?
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      May Flow < You can click on the link if you want to.
      Without trying to sound too creepy, is that you in the profile picture?
      "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." -Calvin
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      Her name is Anekee. You like the pic? You must understand my friend that still waters run deep and this world is full of incredible mysteries. You have been nice as of late and this I appreciate.

      So maybe now I can go more into poetic form? Don't take this to mean I don't like science
      and am into it, especially the quantum physics stuff, but I do like other things too.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
      Did you even bother to read some of my poetries?
      you mean "Poems?"
      I saw this one at the top of the thread... a repeat of the one in the trash can.
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      Weird that you think I'm being nice as I've been monumentally agitated the last few days. If it's not showing, I'm glad. I like to think that people can have fundamental disagreements and still be civil. When our social interactions transition from personal to the internet, things often change.

      Anyways, I'm taking your thread off topic so I'll let you get back to it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
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      May Flow < You can click on the link if you want to.
      Without trying to sound too creepy, is that you in the profile picture?
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA She's had a little photoshop work done, me thinks!! Gotta hand it to her it's cheaper than actual surgery.
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      A prime candidate for the t-shirt with the slogan "if only these were brains"...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
      Weird that you think I'm being nice as I've been monumentally agitated the last few days. If it's not showing, I'm glad. I like to think that people can have fundamental disagreements and still be civil. When our social interactions transition from personal to the internet, things often change.

      Anyways, I'm taking your thread off topic so I'll let you get back to it.
      Nono - You are a good guy. Take the thread wherever you wish to.

      As far as being weird, I think I am quite good at being weird.
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      Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
      A prime candidate for the t-shirt with the slogan "if only these were brains"...
      Like!
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      Quote Originally Posted by grmpysmrf View Post
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      May Flow < You can click on the link if you want to.
      Without trying to sound too creepy, is that you in the profile picture?
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA She's had a little photoshop work done, me thinks!! Gotta hand it to her it's cheaper than actual surgery.
      I looked her up. She's had work done, but it ain't digital.

      To the point of the thread, I've never really understood poetry. I don't know if it's over my head or what, but I'm not great at finding alternate meanings to text. Examination of literature has always baffled me.
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      Haiku!

      Poetry is sweet
      My mind overflows with thought
      I've had many beers
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      Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
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      May Flow < You can click on the link if you want to.
      Without trying to sound too creepy, is that you in the profile picture?
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA She's had a little photoshop work done, me thinks!! Gotta hand it to her it's cheaper than actual surgery.
      I looked her up. She's had work done, but it ain't digital.
      So, I see. Utterly pathetic, She's kinda cute on her own without blowing her breasts up to freakish proportions gaining the opposite affect of what she was going for and making them cease to be sexually attractive. And actually degrades her natural beauty.
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      Quote Originally Posted by Beer w/Straw View Post
      Haiku!

      Poetry is sweet
      My mind overflows with thought
      I've had many beers
      Beers are good mind food
      Thoughts are always so sublime
      Have you lost your mind?

      ( I cans do Haiku)
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      There once was a person named mayflow...
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
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      May Flow < You can click on the link if you want to.
      Without trying to sound too creepy, is that you in the profile picture?
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA She's had a little photoshop work done, me thinks!! Gotta hand it to her it's cheaper than actual surgery.
      I looked her up. She's had work done, but it ain't digital.

      To the point of the thread, I've never really understood poetry. I don't know if it's over my head or what, but I'm not great at finding alternate meanings to text. Examination of literature has always baffled me.
      You should delve into it. A bit of Shakespear, a touch of Plato, a room full of Rumi? Life is not only about how one looks but also about how one thinks. You really cannot ever judge a book by its cover, and be a good judge. So, I have decided you are a good man and Beer is a poet laureate now. I expect you both do do the world proud. My looks, my body- they are not important -only your own inherent goodness is. Do we now come to philosophy?
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      Quote Originally Posted by grmpysmrf View Post
      There once was a person named mayflow...
      Well, it is I suppose a start.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
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      There once was a person named mayflow...
      Well, it is I suppose a start.
      That doesn't rhyme at all, you know!!
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      Are you rhyming you know with Mayflow?
      You are ever quite the clever rhymer aren't you?
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      Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
      A prime candidate for the t-shirt with the slogan "if only these were brains"...
      I am sorry. The train left without you.
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      The great sun and the fleeting moon

      The Sun is great
      the moon is fleet
      and it is fate
      for great and sweet
      hearts to
      continually meet ​
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      • So, I can do poetries here?
      You may. Whether you can is another issue.
      Its the way nature is!
      If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
      To another universe, where the rules are simpler
      Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
      Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

      Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
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      I give up.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
      Are you rhyming you know with Mayflow?
      You are ever quite the clever rhymer aren't you?
      You're quick!
      "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
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      Wandering angels, so lovely to see
      I see them flying by
      in sweet eternity


      A glance a glimmer, from time to time
      I enjoy their ingenuity
      their sweet integrity




      Their sweet kisses entrance me so.
      I LOVE the songs that they all sing
      What wonderful Beauties they all bring!




      It is a part of life's sweetness


      Too sweet to explain
      Who is not an angel?




      I've not met a non-angel yet
      It's just that in some it is presently
      just so much more apparent...




      And in others it is still there
      not brought out yet, but
      laying in there latent


      Like a cocoon awaiting its Birthday
      When it will realize its true silken beauty
      as a real Butterfly and then learn to fly
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      Something I have thought about from time to time
      is a differential or maybe a partnership
      between the relative truths
      we may think we see

      and a possilble absolute
      truth that there may be
      This is written for that possible
      absolute which may be God
      and may be we.

      Lost lovely days, the stars at night shine so!
      Chosen ways I have viewed life
      I coose some yet the same
      I choose some yet no more

      It's been a long time sweet darling
      so long since we've
      encountered the true
      It's been a long time sweet darling
      and I have been missing you

      It has been such a long time sweet baby
      so much longer than I care to admit
      It has been so long, now sweet honey
      and yet and yet and yet
      I still can't forget loving you
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
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      May Flow < You can click on the link if you want to.
      Without trying to sound too creepy, is that you in the profile picture?
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA She's had a little photoshop work done, me thinks!! Gotta hand it to her it's cheaper than actual surgery.
      I looked her up. She's had work done, but it ain't digital.

      To the point of the thread, I've never really understood poetry. I don't know if it's over my head or what, but I'm not great at finding alternate meanings to text. Examination of literature has always baffled me.
      You should delve into it. A bit of Shakespear, a touch of Plato, a room full of Rumi? Life is not only about how one looks but also about how one thinks. You really cannot ever judge a book by its cover, and be a good judge. So, I have decided you are a good man and Beer is a poet laureate now. I expect you both do do the world proud. My looks, my body- they are not important -only your own inherent goodness is. Do we now come to philosophy?
      "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun,
      Coral is far more red than her lips' red,
      If snow be white, why, then her breasts are dun,
      If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
      I have seen roses damasked red and white,
      But no such roses see I in her cheeks,
      And in some perfumes is there more delight
      Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
      I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
      That music hath a far more pleasing sound.
      I grant I never saw a goddess go.
      My mistress when she walks, treads on the ground.
      And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
      As any she belied by false compare."

      WS, Sonnet 130.
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      Mr Shakespeare I think compared his mistress to greater physical
      beauties he had seen then ended up by saying that his comparisons
      were only meant to see how his love of her was even greater
      than the natural beauties he cad compared her against.

      This is very intriguing.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
      Mr Shakespeare I think compared his mistress to greater physical
      beauties he had seen then ended up by saying that his comparisons
      were only meant to see how his love of her was even greater
      than the natural beauties he cad compared her against.

      This is very intriguing.
      I gather (from my mother, who is an English graduate) there was at the time a genre in which poets made fun of the conventional florid similes of love poetry for comic effect. WS, characteristically, makes this into a double-edged commentary which surprises the reader by the strong affirmation of love in the final couplet. I think he is saying, not that his girlfriend is particularly unattractive, but that all the flowery comparisons are bullshit anyway, as nobody is really like that. Any "she" belied by false compare seems to me to say that, at least.

      But good, eh?

      (My son chose this and won his school poetry recital with it last week. But it was his grandmother who put him onto it - I do not know my sonnets that well.)
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      Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
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      Mr Shakespeare I think compared his mistress to greater physical
      beauties he had seen then ended up by saying that his comparisons
      were only meant to see how his love of her was even greater
      than the natural beauties he cad compared her against.

      This is very intriguing.
      Yes I think it is quite good. It brings up all sorts of conjuries in my mind.


      I gather (from my mother, who is an English graduate) there was at the time a genre in which poets made fun of the conventional florid similes of love poetry for comic effect. WS, characteristically, makes this into a double-edged commentary which surprises the reader by the strong affirmation of love in the final couplet. I think he is saying, not that his girlfriend is particularly unattractive, but that all the flowery comparisons are bullshit anyway, as nobody is really like that. Any "she" belied by false compare seems to me to say that, at least.

      But good, eh?

      (My son chose this and won his school poetry recital with it last week. But it was his grandmother who put him onto it - I do not know my sonnets that well.)
      Yes, I do think it is quite good. It brings up all sorts of cunjuries in my mind.
      A lot of wonderments too.

      These subtle nuances of poetry are to me sublime.
      Science is science of the mind.
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      Late one night I caught the glimpse of my true love's eyes
      and I realized it was time to get to know who she truly is


      I closed my eyes and I went inside, and my mind
      became as the deep pool in the creek
      reflecting the loveliness of the moon-light


      But a part of my mind was still quite like
      the rushing and gushing waterfall nearby
      and I knew I would have to lose those thoughts as well
      and as I did, I felt the freshness of raindrops on my skin
      and I knew what she was like


      Pure and fresh and new at every moment
      and sweet and deep as the midnight sky


      I felt a radiance within my heart and it grew so deep
      that my heart was like a dam that just had to burst
      and when it did, all boundaries were shattered


      The love flowed up to my eyes and down my cheeks
      and mingled with the rain and my
      true love and I were twain,
      but really still one and the same
      and then I knew..
      She to be, the entirety of
      all reality

      ~ By Mayflow - called "A reflection of Dreams" ~
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
      Late one night I caught the glimpse of my true love's eyes
      and I realized it was time to get to know who she truly is


      I closed my eyes and I went inside, and my mind
      became as the deep pool in the creek
      reflecting the loveliness of the moon-light


      But a part of my mind was still quite like
      the rushing and gushing waterfall nearby
      and I knew I would have to lose those thoughts as well
      and as I did, I felt the freshness of raindrops on my skin
      and I knew what she was like


      Pure and fresh and new at every moment
      and sweet and deep as the midnight sky


      I felt a radiance within my heart and it grew so deep
      that my heart was like a dam that just had to burst
      and when it did, all boundaries were shattered


      The love flowed up to my eyes and down my cheeks
      and mingled with the rain and my
      true love and I were twain,
      but really still one and the same
      and then I knew..
      She to be, the entirety of
      all reality

      ~ By Mayflow - called "A reflection of Dreams" ~
      That is a very nice poem Mayflow. Keep that up.
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      I live in God's own county of Warwickshire which was also the birthplace of the greatest poets, including one William Shakespeare. Green meadows, little streams and divine light in the south of the county are best viewed from its ridges between Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxfordshire. This is my favourite sonnet #33 which was possibly written when WS was walking that way between Stratford and London.

      Full many a glorious morning have I seen
      Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
      Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
      Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
      Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
      With ugly rack on his celestial face
      And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
      Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace.
      Even so my sun one early morn did shine
      With all-triumphant splendour on my brow;
      But out, alack! he was but one hour mine;
      The region cloud hath mask'd him from me now.
      Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
      Suns of the world may stain when heaven's sun staineth.
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      Interesting. Tis true I think. How many could understand this?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
      Interesting. Tis true I think. How many could understand this?
      Give me a clue please?
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      Sonnet 33 in its original form:

      FVll many a glorious morning haue I ſeene,
      Flatter the mountaine tops with ſoueraine eie,
      Kiſſing with golden face the meddowes greene;
      Guilding pale ſtreames with heauenly alcumy:
      Anon permit the baſeſt cloudes to ride,
      With ougly rack on his celeſtiall face,
      And from the for-lorne world his viſage hide
      Stealing unſeene to weſt with this diſgrace:
      Euen ſo my Sunne one early morne did ſhine,
      With all triumphant ſplendor on my brow,
      But out alack, he was but one houre mine,
      The region cloude hath mask’d him from me now.
      Yet him for this, my loue no whit diſdaineth,
      Suns of the world may ſtaine, whê heauens ſun ſtainteh.

      Go with the flow of its lyrical beauty or try to understand its deeper meaninings. There are references to sovereigns (monarchs) and to Shakespeare's mysterious lover (was it a he or a she?). If the mighty sun can be defeated by local cloud then so can monarchs and love.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Robittybob1 View Post
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      Interesting. Tis true I think. How many could understand this?
      Give me a clue please?

      He (Shakespeare) is a bit disconcerted by temporal happenings as he writes this. On the face of the poem, he sees the Sun rise over the mountain tops and shine on the meadows green. Then the Sun is hidden from him by the clouds, and he feels a bit forlorn as in this poem he must see the Sun as a resemblace of a lost love who was with him for a while but left or died or something such. In the end he likens it to loss of touch with Heaven. I find it actually quite touching. His poetry is difficult, but I think pretty swell.
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      Sonnet 33 in its original form:

      FVll many a glorious morning haue I ſeene,
      Flatter the mountaine tops with ſoueraine eie,
      Kiſſing with golden face the meddowes greene;
      Guilding pale ſtreames with heauenly alcumy:
      Anon permit the baſeſt cloudes to ride,
      With ougly rack on his celeſtiall face,
      And from the for-lorne world his viſage hide
      Stealing unſeene to weſt with this diſgrace:
      Euen ſo my Sunne one early morne did ſhine,
      With all triumphant ſplendor on my brow,
      But out alack, he was but one houre mine,
      The region cloude hath mask’d him from me now.
      Yet him for this, my loue no whit diſdaineth,
      Suns of the world may ſtaine, whê heauens ſun ſtainteh.

      Go with the flow of its lyrical beauty or try to understand its deeper meaninings. There are references to sovereigns (monarchs) and to Shakespeare's mysterious lover (was it a he or a she?). If the mighty sun can be defeated by local cloud then so can monarchs and love.
      You have a touch of a poetic soul I see. Nice to see, by the way. I have never gotten moved by Shaksepeare or other classical poetry before, but I see a new Sun rising for me now too.

      I don't miss the references to local monarchs, and they will come and go as well as local loves will, for such is the nature of the temporal world.
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      Sonnet 30 by WS:

      When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
      I summon up remembrance of things past,
      I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
      And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
      Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,
      For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
      And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
      And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
      Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
      And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
      The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
      Which I new pay as if not paid before.
      But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
      All losses are restor'd and sorrows end.

      Marcel Proust was so moved by the second line he used it for the title of his book, Remembrance of Things Past.

      Hope you agree that no poetic compositions of any author of any age have inspired so much admiration and speculation as Shakespeare's sonnets. Check them all out from first to last (1-154) and youir life will not be the same.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
      Sonnet 30 by WS:

      When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
      I summon up remembrance of things past,
      I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
      And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
      Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,
      For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
      And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
      And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
      Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
      And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
      The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
      Which I new pay as if not paid before.
      But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
      All losses are restor'd and sorrows end.

      Marcel Proust was so moved by the second line he used it for the title of his book, Remembrance of Things Past.

      Hope you agree that no poetic compositions of any author of any age have inspired so much admiration and speculation as Shakespeare's sonnets. Check them all out from first to last (1-154) and youir life will not be the same.

      Yes the words are pretty
      and I can acummulate them within my mind
      and the line "Be True to thine own mind"
      escapes not the beauty of my notice
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      I hate poetry, except for this guy:

      For a modern home and cheap electricity
      Streamlined functional neat simplicity
      Put yourself on the slum clearance list
      Dial a dialectical materialist
      Find out what your net potential is
      Get married to an existentialist
      Don’t doubt your own identity
      Dress down to a cool anonymity
      The Pierre Cardin line to infinity
      Clothes to climb the meritocracy
      The new age of benevolent bureaucracy

      I like to visit all the big cities
      Museums and municipal facilities
      I strive for critical ability
      I thrive on political activity
      I’m alive in a new society
      I arrive quickly quietly
      The car that I drive is the family variety
      Roman Catholic Marxist Leninist
      Happily married to an eloquent feminist
      A lapsed atheist all my memories
      Measure the multitude’s deafening density
      Psycho citizens are my enemies
      Crypto nazis and their remedies
      Keep the city silent as the cemetery’s
      Architechtural gothic immensity
      A new name on the less-than-kosher list
      The euro-communist / a gucci socialist

      LYRICS © JOHN COOPER CLARKE
      Scientists and religionists can be easily differentiated: one lot is arrogant, irascible and disdainful, the other believes in God.
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