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Takes a bit of umph to wrap one's mind around that thought.
 
Peter
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Today's Quotation at Dictionary.com

"Yes; but if not of the earth, for earth's tenant Jerusalem was the omphalos of mortality."
 (Thomas De Quincey, 'Suspiria de Profundies') 

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"Thou hast nor youth nor age
 But as it were an after dinner sleep
 Dreaming of both." 

                   "Tenants of the house,
 Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season." 


                                                           "Think at last
We have not reached conclusion, when I
Stiffen in a rented house." 

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Jules Laforgue: "And thou, Silence, pardon the earth; 
the little madcap hardly knows what she is doing."
(Lyndall Gordon, 'Eliot's Early Years', p. 35) 

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Poetry has many voices. 

CR