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Thread: Firemajic's Daily Dose of Poetic Inspiration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    The boats in your bit from Mme Bovaray reminded me of another of my mother's favourites she would recite when I was a little boy.

    Cargoes

    By John Masefield


    QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
    Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
    With a cargo of ivory,
    And apes and peacocks,
    Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

    Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
    Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
    With a cargo of diamonds,
    Emeralds, amethysts,
    Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

    Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke-stack,
    Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
    With a cargo of Tyne coal,
    Road-rails, pig-lead,
    Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
    Seems rather unfair, this comparison. Was it not Roman galleys taking home shiny tin from...? Stately galleon... Oh, but the consequences to indigenies from whence... But that's cool she read it. Myself, I am struggling with what I imagine is supposed to be the proper pronunciations in order to fully appreciate the ...lyrical (?) flow that I imagine is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sas View Post
    Your mother read this to you, as a little boy? Heck, I can't even pronounce some of the words. And, she read to you about booze, too? Well....that part I appreciate.read
    .
    No, she didn't read it, she recited it, she knew it. She taught English, Drama, English lit., and English to foriegners, after she 'retired' she learned Esperanto and taught that too, she had a pretty active sort of mind.

    Read it aloud for the full effect, I used to particularly like the alliteration in 'Salt caked smoke stacks', but there is a beautiful bouncing rhythm right through, and the exoticism of a quinquerime and its cargo compared to the coaster with its tin trays. Not over highbrow, but good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    No, she didn't read it, she recited it, she knew it. She taught English, Drama, English lit., and English to foriegners, after she 'retired' she learned Esperanto and taught that too, she had a pretty active sort of mind.

    Read it aloud for the full effect, I used to particularly like the alliteration in 'Salt caked smoke stacks', but there is a beautiful bouncing rhythm right through, and the exoticism of a quinquerime and its cargo compared to the coaster with its tin trays. Not over highbrow, but good stuff.
    Olly, Your mother was "good stuff." Really good stuff. Fortunate boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    The boats in your bit from Mme Bovaray reminded me of another of my mother's favourites she would recite when I was a little boy.

    Cargoes

    By John Masefield


    QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
    Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
    With a cargo of ivory,
    And apes and peacocks,
    Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

    Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
    Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
    With a cargo of diamonds,
    Emeralds, amethysts,
    Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

    Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke-stack,
    Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
    With a cargo of Tyne coal,
    Road-rails, pig-lead,
    Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.

    This is so fabulous... the imagery is rich and evokes exotic places and wonderful mysterious things... then the complete flip, in the last stanza, still very strong imagery... dirty, gritty, mundane sweat and toil... cheap and not so nice.... I love this... Thank you, Olly....
    The wishbone will never replace the backbone { Will Henry}

    If you are a writer, reach a reader
    If you are a fighter, teach a leader
    If you are a lover, touch a leper
    If this has helped you, thank you, reader

    If you can read this, teach a thinker

    Author: Lynn Loschky



    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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    "I had a dream about you. We installed Dr. Robert Jarvik's
    artificial heart in a mannequin and brought it to life, only to
    later kill it because a creature that's all fake heart and no brain
    is what's commonly called a "politician" and must be destroyed."

    Dark Jar Tin Zoo, I had a dream about you.
    The wishbone will never replace the backbone { Will Henry}

    If you are a writer, reach a reader
    If you are a fighter, teach a leader
    If you are a lover, touch a leper
    If this has helped you, thank you, reader

    If you can read this, teach a thinker

    Author: Lynn Loschky



    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemajic View Post
    "I had a dream about you. We installed Dr. Robert Jarvik's
    artificial heart in a mannequin and brought it to life, only to
    later kill it because a creature that's all fake heart and no brain
    is what's commonly called a "politician" and must be destroyed
    Dark Jar Tin Zoo, I had a dream about you.

    Fire, Fire, Fire....Thank you! I must send to everyone.

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    BOBO is an abbreviation for BOurgeois-BOhème
    Lighten up, there – things look different in Light than in Shadow

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    "Moments before sleep are when she feels most alive,
    leaping across fragments of the day,
    bringing each moment in to the bed with her like a child
    with school books and pencils. The day seems to have no order
    until these times, which are like a ledger for her, her body full of
    stories and situations."

    Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

    The wishbone will never replace the backbone { Will Henry}

    If you are a writer, reach a reader
    If you are a fighter, teach a leader
    If you are a lover, touch a leper
    If this has helped you, thank you, reader

    If you can read this, teach a thinker

    Author: Lynn Loschky



    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
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    The TROMPE-l’ŒILs/deceptions in our Cities. 1/2

    The authorized form for wall paintings, the trompe-l’oeil/ can actually be very artistic, beautiful, and VERY cheating.
    I’ll show some from my surroundings.
    Those not actually cheating the eye, can be seen as sheer graffiti,
    here on a private door in the neighborhood

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    or funny:

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    When descending a broad staircase one observe just in front – a school – or so it seems, BUT (clic on the pics from now on to get the full impact )
    the whole façade is a trompe-l’oeil.
    From the people peering in the windows left, the windows themselves – the mirroring in the compound window, and the pupils sitting on the staircase – and the piece of the next house to the right
    Clever, right ??

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    Here’s one of the more obvious – it’s seen from a train station.

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    On the end of a house there seems to be a bar/buffet called ‘Buvette de la Méredienne’, the waiter is standing in the opening, there’s a barrel with a goose on the one side, and the menu card on a stand on the other side.
    But it’s a trompe-l’œil.
    A tree trunk to the right has a green foliage, which horizontal forms a sort of frame around the painting.
    On the balcony on the first floor, we have what seems to be the inhabitants, two gentlemen in classic wigs, the one writing may be poems ?? – the other ready for star gazing.
    A sundial on the top.

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    A close-up on the ‘Buvette de la Méditerranée’

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    Another end house.
    The two young ladies to the right are of this world, but may be you can see some figures in the background on the house and definitely some windows,

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    We close in
    An old guitarist and a dog – sheer pictures
    And inside an old grumpy holding a paper, while watching out.

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    At the other end the same dog, but also a cat in the window

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    And the first and second floor has windows, with somebody peeping out

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    Isn’t it nice with such entertainment in the city scene ?? – the alternative had been incredible more boring

    Here’s a house with a mix of neo-classisistic architectural decorations and trompe l’oeil.
    The pilastres (the flat pillars) on each side of the windows and the pediments (the triangular frontespices over the windows) are architectural details (meaning of this world), but the windows themselves with the different personalities are trompe l’oeils, and so are the glass mosaics towards the middle.
    A good one – eh ??

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    May be you think this is an ordinaary house end – but it is not, it’s pure trompe-l’oeil
    The pharmacy you can spot to the left is real, but the window next to it with its pharmacy symbol is not
    The whole classisistic front with balcons, windows, and persons are pure fake, flat trompe-l’oeil – also the librairie/bookshop in the groundfloor.
    And may be more surprisingly: the trees in the foreground.

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    The house wall perpendicular to the right has this look, where both the ochre and the brick parts, the windows, the balcony, the peeping people are trompe-l’oeil – you know the drill now

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    The arch at the groundfloor can be seen here in more details.
    The tree, the bicycle with its resting rider are t-d’o, but not the trees and the low plants in the foreground – clever how it’s build together, eh ??

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    To be continued ...








    BOBO is an abbreviation for BOurgeois-BOhème
    Lighten up, there – things look different in Light than in Shadow

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