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Clair de lune (Debussy), third movement of Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy, a piano depiction of a Paul Verlaine poem
 
In some places moonshine is illegal.
P.
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Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 9:07 AM
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'Rhapsody' is so intense, so empathetic, it has often moved me to tears:

  The moon has lost her memory.

Reminds me of the Thames daughter who can "connect nothing with nothing."
And this from 'Conversation Galante':

  I observe: “Our sentimental friend the moon!
  Or possibly (fantastic, I confess)
  It may be Prester John’s balloon
  Or an old battered lantern hung aloft
  To light poor travellers to their distress.”

 “Some one frames upon the keys
  That exquisite nocturne, with which we explain
  The night and moonshine; music which we seize
  To body forth our own vacuity.”

 CR


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Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2:44 AM
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And what has this to do with Uncle Tom Eliot, one may axe: 
la lune ne garde aucune rancune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
I don't carry a grudge either. I usually kick it instead.  

I don't care what anyone says, this is one incredible poem! 

Twelve o'clock. 
Along the reaches of the street 
Held in a lunar synthesis, 
Whispering lunar incantations 
Dissolve the floors of memory 
And all its clear relations, 
Its divisions and precisions, 
Every street lamp that I pass 
Beats like a fatalistic drum, 
And through the spaces of the dark 
Midnight shakes the memory 
As a madman shakes a dead geranium.
Half-past one, 
The street lamp sputtered, 
The street lamp muttered, 
The street lamp said, "Regard that woman 
Who hesitates towards you in the light of the door 
Which opens on her like a grin. 
You see the border of her dress 
Is torn and stained with sand, 
And you see the corner of her eye 
Twists like a crooked pin."
The memory throws up high and dry 
A crowd of twisted things; 
A twisted branch upon the beach 
Eaten smooth, and polished 
As if the world gave up 
The secret of its skeleton, 
Stiff and white. 
A broken spring in a factory yard, 
Rust that clings to the form that the strength has left 
Hard and curled and ready to snap.
Half-past two, 
The street lamp said, 
"Remark the cat which flattens itself in the gutter, 
Slips out its tongue 
And devours a morsel of rancid butter." 
So the hand of a child, automatic, 
Slipped out and pocketed a toy that was running along the quay. 
I could see nothing behind that child's eye. 
I have seen eyes in the street 
Trying to peer through lighted shutters, 
And a crab one afternoon in a pool, 
An old crab with barnacles on his back, 
Gripped the end of a stick which I held him.
Half-past three, 
The lamp sputtered, 
The lamp muttered in the dark.
The lamp hummed: 
"Regard the moon, 
La lune ne garde aucune rancune, 
She winks a feeble eye, 
She smiles into corners. 
She smoothes the hair of the grass. 
The moon has lost her memory. 
A washed-out smallpox cracks her face, 
Her hand twists a paper rose, 
That smells of dust and old Cologne, 
She is alone 
With all the old nocturnal smells 
That cross and cross across her brain." 
The reminiscence comes 
Of sunless dry geraniums 
And dust in crevices, 
Smells of chestnuts in the streets, 
And female smells in shuttered rooms, 
And cigarettes in corridors 
And cocktail smells in bars."
The lamp said, 
"Four o'clock, 
Here is the number on the door. 
Memory! 
You have the key, 
The little lamp spreads a ring on the stair, 
Mount. 
The bed is open; the tooth-brush hangs on the wall, 
Put your shoes at the door, sleep, prepare for life."
The last twist of the knife. 

Cheers,
Peter

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Just sharing a wonderful video experience of Super Moon a friend shared with me.

Enjoy!
CR


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Click on the link below:

Super Moon To Return In May 2012 | Video - YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MPmdJ6mGQ4Mar 26, 2012 - 3 min - Uploaded by VideoFromSpace
The full Moon will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than others during the year. The reason ... Super ...