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Quoted in the Grove:
He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
~Salvatore Quasimodo

Writers are not here to conform. We are here to challenge. We’re not here to be comfortable—we’re here, really, to shake things up. That’s our job.
~Jeanette Winterson

I know no person so perfectly disagreeable and even dangerous as an author.
~William IV

EndQuote:
A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Posted from the Grove

50 Collective Nouns for Your Favorite Groups of Animals
http://mentalfloss.com/article/551081/collective-nouns-groups-animals

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Why cats hate water
https://youtu.be/VgnU-SMgf4M   (0.47)

oops…

http://mentalfloss.com/article/563105/why-dogs-love-water-and-cats-hate-water

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Rubber Band Man   (0.44)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D7RXVnKcic&utm_source=CNN+Five+Things&utm_campaign

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Prewritten for Thurs 11/15 (6:00pm PT/9 ET):   outfit, triangle

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:   bastion, project, lyric

~BarTalk:
broken promise

voice from the projects
lyrics of a common man
with nothing to lose
last bastion of truth
shot dead in the streets
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Urban Dig

Scavenge discard bins
Rescuing projectors
Film’s library bastion
Protectors of history

Recycled music and lyrics
And auld classic moments
Share the mechanics
Of memory in motion
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Dream #4

Projected love onscreen
Horny basturds celebrate
Bastions of the celibate
Do regret, yet still wait
Gonzo lyrics perfect mate
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Career Move

Sebastian at The Bastion
Wanted work at The Onion
Known as Rose for his prose in purple proposed
From the lavender lyrics in poems that he wrote
Unable to compete where every project was timed
He stayed where he was where everything rhymed
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Circling Life

Bastions of defense
Among the animals called Man
Teach the arc of death’s projectile
War’s learned art since prehensile
A warlock’s mix of blood and bile
A warlord’s plan all the while
A war-torn land led in guile
With seeds of destruction sewn

With a sky vomiting bombs
Filling tombs from empty wombs
Quoting lyrics from songs of doom
Lions dare the Lyin’ King
Wanting truth to be the thing
Truth that makes their kingdom sing
As promised in their prophesies
When all are known
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Her Highness

Protected, bastion bred, high on a hill
Hardened shell projecting untouchable
Fell from her wall, high and redoubtable
Hard imperial fall at love’s lyrical call

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lyrics of an age
bastions of love in their time
projects of a mind

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Quoted in the Grove:
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
~Francis Bacon

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
~Umberto Eco

A classic book is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
~Italo Calvino

 

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Posted from the Grove

20 Killer Words Crime Buffs Should Know
http://mentalfloss.com/article/561752/killer-words-every-true-crime-buff-should-know

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Prewritten for Thurs 11/08  (6:00pm PT/9 ET):   project, bastion, lyric

 

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten: cloak, blizzard

~BarTalk:

Here! Tonight!

Bright coats of happiness
Black cloak of misery
Full of peppy scrappiness
Inherent gloom of mystery
Bipolar Blizzard onStage!
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again

cloaked alone
it’s love on the outs again
a bitter cold blizzard again
we let the fire go out
shut doors
to keep the heat in
knowing
tomorrow we feed the embers
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Custom Made

Weave a cloak, wear it
Make it comfortable
Warm against blizzards
Well-tended and durable
Call it life

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5-7-5 x 4

red blizzard of leaves
damp grey cloak of autumn fog
gobsmacked by the moon
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cloaked identities
blizzard of escaped secrets
yeggs and unlocked doors
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blizzards of expense
cloak numbers, play the tax game
tap dance to the bank
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numb nuts and noses
cocaine blizzard in progress
cloaks the overdose

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