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neurotic poets

24 May 2017 08:43 am
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http://www.neuroticpoets.com/plath/poem/sheep/

They threaten
To let me through to a heaven
Starless and fatherless, a dark water.

Impressive Speech

24 May 2017 01:46 am
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Even more than Shrub, 45 sounds like a blithering idiot when he speaks, so it's definitely enjoyable to listen to a well done, inspirational, and genuinely good speech, all of which accurately describes the speech New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu's gave for the long-overdue removal of that city's monuments to the Slaver's Rebellion
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In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. "How are we to live in an atomic age?" I am tempted to reply: "Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents."

In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors - anaesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things - praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts - not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.


Thanks to [personal profile] hollymath and [personal profile] white_hart for that.

luna

23 May 2017 08:29 am
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I've been reading some of mina loy's poetry. she was a rebel in the poetry world-writing about subjects most considered taboo.

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/mina-loy

Love Songs (section III)

We might have coupled
In the bed-ridden monopoly of a moment
Or broken flesh with one another
At the profane communion table
Where wine is spilled on promiscuous lips

We might have given birth to a butterfly
With the daily news
Printed in blood on its wings.



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