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Quoted in the Grove:
Some critics will write: ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
~Maya Angelou

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.
~Michelangelo

It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
~Ernest Hemingway

EndQuote:
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
~Samuel Johnson

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Posted from the Grove

Do You Speak Emoji? Translate These Six Well-Known Quotes
https://www.dictionary.com/e/s/emoji-quotes/?param

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Prewritten for Thurs 10/25 (6:00pm PT/9 ET): delete, improvise

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:
Given that quotes and writings in the Post & Review sometimes veer into the political realm, it is only fair to offer an open forum to those following this newsletter. Periodically, it becomes a duty of this editor to remind readers that Letters to the Editor are encouraged. In the interest of maintaining quality and balance in this dialog, and since name-calling adds so little to relevancy and understanding, these broadsides are discouraged.

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Prewritten:  toast, promiscuous

~BarTalk:
Toast of The Town

Boastfully boisterous
Sexually riotous
Truthily ambiguous
With dollars promiscuous
Errors Ubiquitous
Anarchist, social arsonist

Personally pernicious
Factually impervious
Interminably pretentious
Naturally envious
Temperamentally tempestuous
Intentionally iniquitous
Predictably calamitous
His brand, so not good for US
Burned toast of The Town

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a toast at parting:
promise your last kiss to us
fair promiscuous

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Quoted in the Grove:
Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes,
biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite:
Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.
~Sir Philip Sydney

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.
~Allen Ginsberg

A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.
~Leo Tolstoy

EndQuote:
Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
~Marcel Proust

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Posted from the Grove

Five Important Historical Events That Changed History
https://www.dictionary.com/e/s/5-important-historical-events-that-changed-language/?param

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 10/18 (6:00pm PT/9 ET):  toast, promiscuous

 

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  trickle, diagram

~BarTalk:

Alex In Hinterland

‘Twas Fright Night Friday @The Odeon
With Ghost playing host at the podium
And Miss Witch of the West spewing odium
Tears of fear trickle down quaky legs ad nauseam
Diagramming prophetic puddles on the floor
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Before Borders

Trickles aborning
Congregating torrents
Coastlines, snaking river lines
Sparkling witless and wordless lines
But their inkings on a map
Diagram civilization

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5-7-5 x 5 x 6

diagram for love
parse a sentence for meaning
it evaporates
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tricklings of a brook
tickle the rocks where they touch
their laugh like a song
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power vacuums up
while misery trickles down
that’s ok with some
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a trickle of clues
instants of coincidence
diagram a plot
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the world needs babies
like markets need consumers
die a Gramma
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car do the shimmy
dance, beboppin’ down the street
trick El Camino
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tickle ivories
croon low to the ovaries
to win the fair sex

 

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Quoted in the Grove:
Words are but the signs of ideas.
~Samuel Johnson

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
~Ludwig Wittgenstein

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.
~Emily Dickinson

EndQuote:
By words the mind is winged.
~Aristophanes

 

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Posted from the Grove

Six Punctuation Marks Hated by Authors
http://mentalfloss.com/article/87448/6-punctuation-marks-hated-famous-authors

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 10/11 (6:00pm PT/9 ET):   trickle, diagram

 

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  Inner Eye – a picture prompt
https://wordgrove.com/eyesee.jpg

 

~BarTalk
5-7-5 x 4

captured by the eye
they still stir, alive as then
memories stare out
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the others outside
the rim of experience
see only a pool
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a void lies between,
seekers above and below
hear only echoes
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how crazy the world
paging sage of the mountain
aye, I eye, he said
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Extinct

Enter new post-modern guy
Came to tame her Inner I
Disregard her inner thigh
Waste beauty deny the eye
Exit new post-modern guy
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Quantum Sight

With each eye seeing
A world into being
All real
His eye is on the sparrow
And to be seen is to be
Quoth Schrödinger’s cat

 

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For those with an interest in science, and elegant storytelling in its service:
How Do You Take a Picture of a Black Hole?

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Quoted in the Grove:
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
~Mark Twain

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
~Albert Schweitzer

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.
~George Sand

EndQuote:
Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?
~Marilyn Monroe

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Posted From The Grove: Strange Days

~Lea DeLaria:  People Are Strange   (3:07)

~Peter Murphy:  Strange Kind of Love   (5:20)

~Halsey:  Strangers   (4:04)

~Four Jacks and a Jill:  Strange Strange World   (2:58)

~Acker Bilk:  Stranger on the Shore   (2:42)

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 10/04 (6:00pm PT/9 ET):  Inner Eye – a picture prompt

 

 

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Quote of the Week: An Afterthought
Women always worry about the things that men forget; men always worry about the things women remember.
~Albert Einstein

 

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Quoted in the Grove:
ll human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
~Benjamin Franklin

The generation that destroys the environment is not the generation that pays the price. That is the problem.
~Wangari Maathai

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~David Brower

EndQuote:
Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.
~Henrik Tikkanen

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Posted From The Grove:

Interpretations:  I Will Wait

~2Cellos:  I Will Wait   (4:18)
Cellos Emphatic

~Little Mix:  I Will Wait   (4:41)
Gorgeous. Harmonies.

The Book of Life:  I Will Wait   (1:51)
Cartoon movie cute

Mumford & Sons: I Will Wait – Live @Lewes Stopover (4:49)
A celebration

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Mind Blowing Bubbles   (8:03)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZpftZccc6U&utm_source

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 09/27  (6:00pm PT/9 ET): mistake, brown, superior

 

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Quoted in the Grove:
There’s a degree of deception in silence.
~Don Lemon

Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.
~Cicero

Silence is complicity. Speak now or surrender your ground.
~Michelle Malkin

EndQuote:
Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
~Vittorio Alfieri

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Prewritten for Thurs (09/20) @6pm PT/9 ET is: peanut butter

 

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Quoted in the Grove:

Silence is an ornament for women.
~Sophocles

Silence is deeply woven into the fabric of female experience.
~Rachel Simmons

We have never escaped a certain male cultural desire for women’s silence.
~Mary Beard

EndQuote:
I can hear the roar of women’s silence.
~Thomas Sankara

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 09/13 (6:00pm PT/9 ET): convict, honeycomb, straddle

 

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