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And thus spake the Thunder in 'The Waste Land':
 
"Datta: what have we given?   
 My friend, blood shaking my heart   
 The awful daring of a moment's surrender   
 Which an age of prudence can never retract   
 By this, and this only, we have existed ..."
 
Incidentally, making nature an anchor of our purest thoughts.
 
CR


--- On Fri, 9/24/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


Then there are the Beatles:
 
"And in the end...and in the end,
the love you take is equal to the love you make."
 
Cheers,
P.

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Just reminded of Coleridge's famous lines from 'Dejection: An Ode':
 
 "O Lady! we receive but what we give,
  And in our life alone does Nature live:
  Ours is her wedding-garment, ours her shroud!"
 
CR

--- On Thu, 9/23/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:






Yes. And the images from nature carry a sad association, and evoke a sad memory.
 
CR

--- On Thu, 9/23/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


And Lincoln in a coffin.
P.

----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: OT - sharing a reading of 'Jasmine', a poem by John Eppel






Indeed!  "Lilac and star and bird" -- "the fragrant pines, and the cedars dusk and dim".
 
Thank you, Peter.
 
CR

--- On Thu, 9/23/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 




"When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed."
P.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chokh Raj 
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Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:12 AM
Subject: OT - sharing a reading of 'Jasmine', a poem by John Eppel











"now that the jasmine is blooming / and the air is stilled by woodsmoke"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/jul/12/jasmine-john-eppel-poetry

poetry has many voices, indeed
 
CR