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Michael Nehrbass said on 02 November 2018:
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I have yet to find a citation anywhere for this quote and wonder whether it is misattributed to Thucydides.
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Jennifer said on 07 October 2018:
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What was sang from thy tongue of thee Angel of Death that her lyrics seem to be that of a hollow collage of glittery nothing, to hear thee tongue of thy Angel of Death speak or sing most be a deadly but yet a beautiful phenomenon
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Jay said on 17 September 2018:
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Interesting that you dared to translate Narsinh's Gujarati poems in English. One request I have is that along with this English poetry you should also post the original Gujarati poem.
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Kristopher Nelson said on 09 September 2018:
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I like this.
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John said on 24 August 2018:
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the greatest poet
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Jennifer said on 30 July 2018:
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What has the morning star lied about
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Bi said on 22 June 2018:
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Beautiful...
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Jay said on 22 April 2018:
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Which Gujarati poem lead to this translation?
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Damian jacob said on 15 February 2018:
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This poem is relatable on so many levels. It speaks to the heart and soul.
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jose said on 14 February 2018:
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what is the meaning of the this poem??
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Orin Allenger said on 13 February 2018:
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Love u bro .. u are missed.
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gabri truth said on 08 February 2018:
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Verbozitate, spatierea neconforma cu originalul lui Marin Sorescu, topica si vocabularul mai necesita imbunatatiri!!!
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Hailey said on 26 January 2018:
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Creative
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Monika said on 31 December 2017:
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To be there or to see someone struggling with it brings out this explanation . One does question birth under such circumstances .
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Monika said on 31 December 2017:
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Beautiful poem . There was more to it then I understood but I liked the intensity of thought.
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Mike Zonta said on 20 December 2017:
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Yes, please, a source, a source, my kingdom for a source...
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wordsmith said on 19 December 2017:
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Lovely! So simple and on point!!
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Dennis John said on 03 December 2017:
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Second line starts with “Honey”, not “only”.
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Dan Costinaş said on 23 November 2017:
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Annabella Sciorra, on her part (Dr. Lily McKee) in the Davis Entertainment & NBC Studios sci-fi thriller 'Asteroid' (1997)
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lena charles said on 16 November 2017:
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great
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Gary Jackman said on 27 October 2017:
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Only scumbags wear fur!
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Amiya Chatterjee said on 09 October 2017:
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You have excelled yourself Reshma
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Frank Aguekim said on 02 October 2017:
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This, looks like coming from a tormented heart. While it is good to let our disappointments play out full, please remember: 'what does not kill you should make you stronger.' So the experience, no matter how bad it may have been, should serve you better in the long run. Takeheart.
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Tom Zart said on 17 September 2017:
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The White House Washington

Tom Zart’s Poems
March 16, 2007
Ms. Lillian Cauldwell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Passionate Internet Voices Radio
Ann Arbor Michigan

Dear Lillian:
Number 41 passed on the CDs from Tom Zart. Thank you for thinking of me. I am thankful for your efforts to honor our brave military personnel and their families. America owes these courageous men and women a debt of gratitude, and I am honored to be the commander in chief of the greatest force for freedom in the history of the world.

Best Wishes.
Sincerely,
George W. Bush

United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Poet Investigated For Sending Package
Topeka Capital-Journal March 5,2,000

By Scott Greenberg
LENEXA - Maybe someone took that passage about 'the rocket's red glare' a bit too seriously.
But all Tom Zart really w N.Y., to inspire the
cadets. He very well may wind up inspiring them, but he had officials there scared for a bit.
The school received a 'suspicious-looking package' last month that had the words 'enclosed poems' written on it.
'It felt like something moving inside, a lump. It wasn't packed very well, ' said Maj. Jim Whaley, the academy's chief of public information.
At 2 p.m. on Feb.15, about 100 cadets, staff and faculty members were evacuated for nearly two hours from one wing of Washington Hall, a building that houses the cadet mess hall, classrooms and the office of the commandant of cadets.
Capt. Christopher Garrett, secretary general staff of the United States Corps of Cadets, 'was contacted by an unknown person who explained he was a poet, ' Whaley said. 'He was a very Southern- speaking man who said he would like to send some poetry to the commandant to inspire the cadets.'
Garrett was told he would receive an 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch envelope, but the package Garrett sent was much larger and weighed more than five pounds. The caller never identified himself, according to Whaley.
As Zart,55, tells it, the misunderstanding came about because of a simple slip of memory.
'I had permission from Captain Garrett to send in my book of poems and CD, ' Zart said. 'I sent it in a priority mail box, and when it got there Garrett forgot about giving me permission to send it. It just scared the hell out of them.'
The package contained his recital book of 154 poems, which weighed four pounds. Two CDs were included, as well as 10 copies of each of his 13 war poems with accompanying artwork.
Zart, who has been writing military-themed poetry for 30 years, remained calm when Lenexa detectives visited his home to investigate. He invited them inside and played voice messages he had received from the offices of Texas Gov. George W. Bush, former President George Bush and Sen. John McCain, all of who had received Zart's book of poetry, LOVE WAR & MORE and his compact disc, 'Memories.'
Persuaded that Zart wasn't an aspiring Unabomber, the detectives left.

Scott R. Greenberg
Topeka Capital-Journal March 5,2000
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Karen Montegrande said on 09 August 2017:
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wow this is flattering i never actually thought that my poem would be around the internet at this time.
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Dan Costinaş said on 08 August 2017:
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Guy de la Valdène -- a Florida-based writer, hunter and documentary filmmaker, part of the 'Montana Gang', to whom Brautigan dedicated The Hawkline Monster
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Dan Costinaş said on 23 July 2017:
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'To simply hate an A-Bomb or an H-Bomb is easy, but The Bomb is real; we're stuck with it. It's necessary to love The Bomb' -- seems to be the main message of this poem.

In Corso's original form, the pictorial arrangement of text (centered aligned on the page) suggested the shape of a bomb.
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Dan Costinaş said on 23 July 2017:
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this poem consists merely of the title: 'In Memory of the Horse David, Who Ate One of My Poems' --- at the top of a blank page. It reveals a quality (humor) one has always suspected in Wright but never had proof of.
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Dan Costinaş said on 22 July 2017:
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this euphemism for 'Holy Christ!' dates to at least 1905. Later, it became associated with Harry Caray, baseball broadcaster, who began using it in order to prevent himself from lapsing into vulgarity.
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Dan Costinaş said on 22 July 2017:
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if the hair is seldom combed it soon becomes painful to do it
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Dan Costinaş said on 22 July 2017:
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it is used when one is in the situation of taking a big risk in order to avoid failure
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Dan Costinaş said on 22 July 2017:
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It seems obvious why Brautigan leaves the 4th item blank: to allow the reader to project whatever he/she needs into the poem.
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Dan Costinaş said on 22 July 2017:
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The mysterious Valerie from the dedication is Valerie Estes, one of his many sweethearts, who appears on the cover of 'Listening to Richard Brautigan'.
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Dan Costinaş said on 21 July 2017:
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the whole Hamlet's famous soliloquy:

To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--
No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveler returns puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprise of great pitch and moment
With this regard, their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action. -- Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia! -- Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remembered.
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Dan Costinaş said on 19 July 2017:
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Author's Notes:
'Compression is the first grace of style': Democritus.
'Method of conclusions'; 'knowledge of principles': Duns Scotus.

The poem adds the author's original end-notes, as seen above. Moore herself acknowledged a few years later that Democritus was not the author of the first quotation, but Demetrius of Phalerum, who wrote in «On Style» (W. Rhys Roberts' translation): 'The very first grace of style is that which results from compression, when a thought which could have been spoiled by dwelling on it is made graceful by a light and rapid touch.'
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June Quammie said on 17 July 2017:
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What does the last two lines means in regards to the poem???
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Dan Costinaş said on 19 June 2017:
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the lines that precede and follow the limerick:

Stephano [sings]: I shall no more to sea, to sea,
Here shall I die ashore—
This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's funeral.
Well, here's my comfort.
[drinks, sings]
The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I,
The gunner and his mate
Loved Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
But none of us cared for Kate.
For she had a tongue with a tang,
Would cry to a sailor, 'Go hang!'
She loved not the savor of tar nor of pitch,
Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch.
Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang!
This is a scurvy tune too. But here's my comfort.
[drinks]
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Dan Costinaş said on 18 June 2017:
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the imaginary 'Mother Goose' is said to be the most famous author associated with children's poetry, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes.
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Dan Costinaş said on 18 June 2017:
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The original 1902 poem inspired a number of witty responses
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Dan Costinaş said on 18 June 2017:
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it intelligibly flows both backward and forward
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Dan Costinaş said on 18 June 2017:
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very often misattributed to Ogden Nash
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Dan Costinaş said on 18 June 2017:
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Who said Limericks were 'the lowest form of poetry'?! Even Shakespeare used it -through the mouth of Iago-, and sang about imbibing spirits.
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Scara Mungendje said on 04 May 2017:
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I really love the rhythm of this poem, top-notch!
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Jan Lee said on 20 April 2017:
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Excellent!
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Danielle and Trinity said on 03 April 2017:
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True the tower is very pretty and people don't always appreciate what the person did
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peter the turk said on 01 March 2017:
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Yes please a source, a source!
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Shamrock Centurion said on 02 February 2017:
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What's the source for this dubious claim of this being from Orwell?
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Rick said on 28 January 2017:
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The key to happiness should fit to any bank.
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Rick said on 27 January 2017:
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Sure as a gun, especially when they are called, accidentally, Antonio.
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Rick said on 14 January 2017:
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In our country the main bird of hope sings,
at least twenty-seven years, but it can be
heard only near the presidential palace.

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