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Archive for November, 2018

Quoted in the Grove:
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
~Albert Camus

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
~Thoreau

We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.
~P D James

EndQuote:
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
~Simone de Beauvoir

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Posted from the Grove

Plot Point: Mirror Humans – And we the zombies
Science Stranger Than Fiction category
https://mailchi.mp/delanceyplace/brain-freeze-82918-ivqviuv28b-1145969?e

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 11/29/18  (6:00pm PT/9 ET):   metal, litmus

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  one word theme:  drunk

~BarTalk:
Poet

Hidden forbidden bottles
Said he drank too much
Bunk courtesy of John Law
Burial paid John Q Public
Cuz poets drink he said

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on waking drunk

bullet-headed baldness
is to boldness
as thirsty is to water
as curiosity is to wisdom
as beginning to an end

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Gone Courtin’

Drag a sodden drunk to court
Fine his sorry ass in court
Deny his appeal in court
Then forbid his right to court
Cut short love by writs of court
His change-of-course day in court

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5-7-5 x 5

drank of it early
drink it now sipping slowly
until drunk on love
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stinking drunk and drugged
running and ducking the law
alleyway dumpster
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it goes to the head
no wine no beer no hard stuff
power, the dry drunk
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drunk lowlife bastard
stole a heart then stole away
drunk lowlife bastard
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celebration day
shits and giggles with old friends
drunk with thanksgiving

 

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Quoted in the Grove:

Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies.
~Emme Woodhull-Bäche

So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.
~Harold Acton

I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.
~English Professor, unknown

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Posted from the Grove

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Quotes to Drink By
https://www.dictionary.com/e/s/drunken-quotes/

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Prewritten for Thurs 11/25 (6:00pm PT/9 ET) — single word/theme:  drunk

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  outfit, triangle

Circle Game

Lively spring filly long from her winter
Striking young ingenue outfit in splendor
Maturity’s wisdom couched in temperate candor
Encroaching senility dousing the spark
Faded old beggar asleep in the dark
The flow of day into night at Triangle Park

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by any name

1 hundred 80 degrees three on a team
three distant points of a single being
3 sides, three angles shared between
three points on the move a changing scene
3 variables involved in a single theme

3 avenues enable some giving and taking
three lines adapting, shortening lengthening
3 angles adjusting, accommodating
three points commit to no longer waiting
3 separate points no longer debating

3 points entwine enshrined in design
three points of view encompassed as one
3 without label become three points maligned
three points on a map want their union defined
3 sides of a mind let themselves be confined

3 unaligned points have a name for their love
and they call the shape of their love, Triangle

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Gone Grrrl

Try angling for trout
Angling in for a shot
Try angling for flattery
But don’t fish for praise
Cuz she’s out fitting in

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5-7-5 x 3

Found sign of the time
Reality Outfitter
@Triangle Square
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test for best outfit
triangulate the outcome
then give all you got
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uniform outfits
silvery triangle *tings*
out brass the brass band

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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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