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Uncommon words and their meanings.
7 hours ago7h

Posted by JackPedigo
Uncommon words agitprop: political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature. From another instructive article in the “Atlantic” (Annie Applebaum) . ”The internet is not the first promising ...
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Bookwurmz
2 days ago2d

Posted by Spinliesel
Two of my favorite literary figures would celebrate a birthday today: Eudora Welty whose stories from the South intrigued me and Seamus Haney, the excellent Irish poet, whose writings were almost required reading when I was in that scene.
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Philosophy & Meaning
6 days ago6d

Posted by Healthydoc70
The British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy in his verse called "God's Funeral" And, tricked by our own early dream And need of solace, we grew self-deceived, Our making soon our maker did we deem, And what we had imagined we believed.
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Politics
1 week ago1w

Posted by WilliamCharles
LINKThomas Friedman ignores ‘apartheid’ label, says Israel is ‘idealistic’ just like the U.S. – Mondoweiss
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Wordsmith
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by fishline79
Here are a couple of short poems, translated from 18th century Slavic Poet, Ignacy Krasicki. They all relate to the issue of human rights or the exploitation of the weak by the strong. The first seems pertinent to me of the current Minnesota murder ...
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Posts
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by NostraDumbass
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." Thomas Jefferson
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General & Hellos
1 month ago1m

Posted by Sierra4
As a third grade teacher Shel Silverstein was my favorite poet. I usually started a new school year with this one at the entrance to my classroom.
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Music Fans
1 month ago1m

Posted by Somnium
Must be listened to at the highest volume possible... addiction metal rage Pantera - Drag The Waters (Official Music Video) A smack on the wrists is the words from the mouth of the outsiders, lawyers, police A small price to pay for ...
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Foreign Film Fans
Feb 10Feb 10

Posted by Ray13
This 1946 French fantasy was the movie that got me interested in foreign films when I was still in high school: La Belle et la Bete - Beauty and the Beast. Made by French poet Jean Cocteau, who only made a total of 6 feature films from 1930-1960, and...
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Wordsmith
Feb 4Feb 4

Posted by Tomfoolery33
Beard I am still swimming in dreamland. Over, under, down through this little wave and that, the clear and the murk, the dark and the light. Twenty years ago I had my powers (ha!) as I do again now. I have been my own Delilah, purposely shearing, ...
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Passions
Jan 31Jan 31

Posted by FrayedBear
Just used in reply to a post but worth repeatingin its own right here: If all the "ifs" & "ands" were pots and pans there would be no need for tinkers: Read screenshot from Google Books ( and "printed in 1821, an excerpt ...
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Trump Pinata
Jan 29Jan 29

Posted by BirdMan1
An Interesting New Book?
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Health & Happiness
Jan 26Jan 26

Posted by LiterateHiker
Amanda Gorman Overheard The Obamas Having A Feisty Inauguration Chat
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Music Fans
Jan 25Jan 25

Posted by Marionville
Good morning all...this Monday 25th January it is the anniversary of our Scottish National poet’s birth in 1759. Robert Burns wrote the words for Auld Lang Syne of course and he also wrote the words of the most beautiful love song ever written..in...
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jan 22Jan 22

Posted by Theresa_N
Good news for immigrants: 19:49 Joanna Walters Joanna Walters Texas today moved to stop Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations, bringing one of the first lawsuits against his new administration. In rushing to court not even...
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Politics
Jan 21Jan 21

Posted by LiterateHiker
22-year old poet Amanda Gorman reacts to her inauguration invite: "I was honestly shocked."
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Politics
Jan 20Jan 20

Posted by LiterateHiker
Amanda Gorman Was the Light of the Inauguration.
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jan 15Jan 15

Posted by JackPedigo
synesthesia: neurological condition in which information meant to stimulate one of your senses stimulates several of your senses. People who have synesthesia are called synesthetes. Some examples from “The Geography of Genius:” Beethoven was said...
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Quotes
Jan 12Jan 12

Posted by Mcflewster
Scientist and poet Miroslav Holub, wrote a wonderful poem called ’ The Test-tube ’, for when we explore the world through science ultimately we are in the test-tube! Does this scare you?
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Music Fans
Jan 11Jan 11

Posted by Garf
Poets of the fall - Sleep
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Posts
Jan 10Jan 10

Posted by QuidamOutrepont
Riots on Capitol Hill in Washington. That kind of stuff would never happen in Canada right? The Montreal Parliament was burned down to the ground thousands of Orangist mobsters in 49.
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Posts
Jan 2Jan 2

Posted by johnnyrobish
Militias and Evangelicals Planning Jericho March to Keep Trump in Power January 6th is the day Congress formally counts the electoral college votes, but evangelicals, militia groups, and various other Trump loyalists, are busy ...
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This Day In History
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by altschmerz
December 26, 1991 The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union formally dissolves the Soviet Union.
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Love & Relationships
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Jolanta
Dying without dying, is the madness called love. Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet
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Sex, Love, and Kinky Things, What's Your Pleasure?
Dec 20, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by VineetHonkan
In my search for understanding sex (I know I'm going to be a virgin forever bc not many people are interested in people who like different things) both the physical and the psychological aspects, I have come across new words...sapphic is the first ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Dec 10, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Fred_Snerd
Hanson - Where's The Love
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Simple Thoughts
Nov 26, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Boomtarat03
This 'Balancing rock' found in Nova Scotia. 30 odd foot high spire of columnar basalt that has gradually eroded out from the cliff face over the years.
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Music Fans
Nov 17, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
Its the time of the afternoon for my teatime treat...today it’s Shouldn’t Need To Be Like That by Norwegian group Fra Lippo Lippi...who took their name from an 1855 poem by English poet Robert Browning. And to think people thought a-ha were the...
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Music Fans
Nov 5, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Garf
Poets of the fall - carnival of rust
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World Music
Nov 2, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Marionville
I’m taking you to Brazil today and a very successful and popular singer/songwriter and poet, who has managed to blend folk music from the northeast region of Brazil around Pernambuco where he was born, and a broad range of electronic and pop ...
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Politics
Oct 16, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Hages
LINKPOLITICAL THEORY - John Maynard Keynes - YouTube
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Liberal/Progressive Party
Sep 29, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by LuvLayne
Debate 2020
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Cheesy Jokes
Sep 14, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Lilac-JadeCanada
Lawyer: "Is it a crime to throw sodium in your enemy's eyes?" Judge: "Yes, that's assault." Lawyer: "I know it's a salt but is it a crime?"
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World Music
Sep 6, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Marionville
I’ve been away to the land of poets and scholars in the west of Ireland for most of the week and thought I’d post this song from the pen of the great Percy French...Phil The Fluter’s Ball. Percy French was born in Co.Roscommon...right in the ...
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CLASSIC ROCK RULES
Aug 27, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Marionville
The Verve. - Bittersweet Symphony live at Glastonbury in 2008. Glad that last year Richard Ashcroft finally got paid back the millions in royalties the Rolling Stones stole for this song. The Stones blamed their late manager Allen Klein for the ...
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Aug 21, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Beowulfsfriend
The poet Charles Bukowski had a great quote on those in charge. If you let them kill you -they will.
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Aug 15, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Marionville
NE’ER-DO-WELL. - Noun...a person without a means of support; an idle worthless person; a loafer; a person who is ineffectual, unsuccessful or completely lacking in merit; a good-for-nothing. A contraction of never-do-well “ne’er” has ...
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Quotes
Aug 14, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by JackPedigo
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." Gary Snyder, American poet.
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Memes R Us
Aug 6, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Lizard_of_Ahaz
How to travel the road to success...
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Posts
Aug 4, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Ridgetop · Jesse Colin
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Just for Laughs
Jul 25, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Jetty
Satire Titania's way. Titania is a militant vegan who thinks she is a better poet than William Shakespeare. -Andrew Doyle.
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Silly, Random & Fun
Jul 20, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by RoboGraham
One of the best prank ideas in the history of pranks.
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Traditional and Folkmusic
Jul 16, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Marionville
I have just posted a different choir singing this in my World Music group...but as it’s based on a Dorset Folk tune, with words by poet William Barnes (1801-86), I’m posting here too. Linden Lea. - Ralph Vaughan Williams. Vaughan Williams ...
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World Music
Jul 16, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Marionville
Linden Lea is a well known, and much loved English song by Ralph Vaughan Williams, based on a Dorset folk tune with words by the poet William Barnes. It was first published in 1902 and became a standard in most British choir’s repertoires, ...
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Music Fans
Jul 15, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Estranged · Guns N' Roses
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World Music
Jul 14, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Marionville
Schiller is a German electronic duo who took their name from the famous German poet and dramatist. Here they combine with the vocals of Sarah Brightman to great effect in - Smile. The accompanying video features French film actress Andrew Tatou....
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General & Hellos
Jul 3, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by MsAl
I dont even understand this at all..
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Music Fans
Jun 30, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by 273kelvin
Leonard Cohen - Boogie Street A long way from the simple productions of his earlier works. The collaboration with Sarah Robinson is at its best here. Yet behind it, there is still that great insight of a poet. "And oh my love be not afraid, we are ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 24, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Allamanda
“What need have I of a lofty roof?” a holy man asks a critic who says he can build a better house. “This that I have built is high enough for a dwelling which I must leave at death.” the poet Sa’di, C13th Iran.
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Jun 23, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by azzow2
Highest covid19 one day spike.
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Foreign Film Fans
Jun 22, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Ray13
"Blood of a Poet" - a 1930 surrealistic film, the first of only 5 films French poet/artist Jean Cocteau made. This 55 minute film has no real story, but includes some remarkable special effects of statues coming to life, people turning into statues, ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Jun 16, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKPoet Eve Ewing Connects 1919 Chicago To Today's Racial Unrest : NPR
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Science, Health & History Tidbits
Jun 16, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
Gobekli Tepe: Predates Stonehenge and the Sphinx by thousands of years.
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Music, Movies & Books
Jun 7, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by K9Kohle789
I have Amazon Prime so since being alone with 3 dogs and Ben and Jerry for company I've been watching movies. Soon as a church, priest or religion comes up I'm gone. So far I've begun about 7 movies I had to quit due to religion, prayers, churches, ...
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Trump Pinata
Jun 7, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by TheGreatShadow
Seems legit.
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Trump Pinata
Jun 5, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by glennlab
I have often said that Trump was a cross between the worst qualities of Nixon and Hitler, Paul Krugman, shares how he is so much worse than Nixon from NYT. On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on student protesters, killing four. ...
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General & Hellos
Jun 2, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Amzungu
Wise words by one of my favorite emerging poets. If you haven't read Swear Words & Love Notes, it's a lovely compilation.
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Posts
May 23, 2020May 2020

Posted by William_Mary
GENERALSTRIKE2020: HOW TO PARTICIPATE !FAIR WARNING! There's a lot of this going on now days. But before you jump into this puddle make sure you're wearing the right boots before you can no longer ...
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Posts
May 20, 2020May 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Poet's Justice · Uriah Heep
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Quotes
May 16, 2020May 2020

Posted by JGal
Best trust the happy moments. What they gave Makes man less fearful of a certain grave, And gives his work compassion and new eyes. The days that make us happy make us wise. The closing lines to the poem "Biology" by English poet John Mansfield.
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Memes R Us
May 13, 2020May 2020

Posted by Kynlei
I don't see what the big deal is. It's just paper, right?
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Health & Happiness
May 10, 2020May 2020

Posted by VeronicaAnn
Went to the grocery store today. 50% of the customers there weren't wearing masks :( The local grocery store is VERY big. This mask was only $5. The pandemic has really gotten to me. I'm very sad for all the deaths. Please wear masks & gloves when ...
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Music Fans
May 7, 2020May 2020

Posted by JackNewman
Been listening to John Prine for weeks . Had tix for concert this month, but.... We lost a sensitive American story teller, a rare poet of people . I've had an "Illegal Smile" since April 8 . How 'bout you ?
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Memes R Us
May 6, 2020May 2020

Posted by scurry
Hmm... Tough decision.
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World Music
May 4, 2020May 2020

Posted by dede18
Francoise Hardy, in 1965, singing Mon Ami la Rose. Recently I read that she built her fame on the number of records selling; that she did not give concerts. I remember how I wished that I could emulate her looks, with those wonderful sculpted ...
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Canadian, eh?
Apr 16, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by JonkoJerry
Hello Canadian friends! As a Dutchie I had a question because i don't get allot of news about Canada and your president. How are thing going in Canada with the quarantine, and how is Trudeau doing?
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Mar 28, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by sassygirl3869
Happy Saturday Everyone! Been a busy day inside the house. Cleaning, laundry, Zoom meeting with my Freethinker Group, paid off my bed (got a reduction for the virus!), worked with Spectrum to fix my cable and made a shepherds pie. Have another Zoom ...
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General & Hellos
Mar 28, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by anglophone
I have just read the preface to the Routledge classic edition of Bertrand Russell's "Why I am not a Christian". I had not previously realised that while T.S Eliot was a brilliant poet he was nevertheless a disaster area when it came to clarity of ...
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Sexual Deviants
Mar 24, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by PinkyandtheBrain
Really baby I got the cure.
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Mar 22, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by altschmerz
LINKIsraeli poet apologizes for comparing Palestinian activist to Anne Frank
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Just for Laughs
Mar 14, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by BestWithoutGods
My Shameless Inner Poet inspired me with a poem this morning: Hickory Dickory Doke, The queen wore only a cloak. A mouse ran up, The cloak came off! Oh, my gadzooks! She's a bloke!
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CLASSICAL, OPERA and CROSSOVER
Mar 13, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by Rossy92
Dreams, Op.38, No.5 Composed by Rachmaninov in 1916, the op. 38 songs are settings of poems by various Russian Romantics, this one, by the poet Sologub. It's title, Son, is sometimes translated as "Sleep". An alternate performance:...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Mar 8, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by 1kzguy
The service a man renders his friend is trivial and selfish, compared with the service he knows his friend stood in readiness to yield him, alike before he had begun to serve his friend, and now also. Compared with that good-will I bear my friend, ...
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Photography
Mar 5, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by fishline79
A few more scans. The "mill" is not altered. It was shot with infra red film. The bridges are over the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, PA.
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Music, Movies & Books
Mar 5, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by SpikeTalon
Late Goodbye by Poets Of The Fall-
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Trump Pinata
Feb 26, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by bobwjr
LINKTrump calls on liberal justices to recuse themselves from his cases
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World Music
Feb 17, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by Marionville
Morten Harket made an album in 1993 called Poetenes Evangelium in Norwegian. It’s an anthology of old Norwegian poetry set to music, and Morten worked with a group of present day Norwegian poets and musicians in what was a...
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Music Fans
Feb 15, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by Marionville
Brodsky Tune with words of the poet Joseph Brodsky. - Morten Harket (from his Wild Seed album in 1995). Joseph Brodsky the Russian/American poet wrote this poem about the war and genocide in Bosnia, and Morten Harket, who is a ...
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Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll
Feb 10, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by balou
Godsmack - Running Blind
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Music Fans
Jan 30, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Joe Satriani - Always with Me, Always with You
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This Day In History
Jan 25, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by Marionville
25th January 1759...Robert Burns, Scottish poet and lyricist who has become renowned as the National Bard of Scotland was born at Alloway in Ayrshire.
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Science, Health & History Tidbits
Jan 20, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by whiskywoman
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Religious Naturalism
Jan 16, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by Leontion
I'm reading a beautiful book, The Biology of Wonder, by Andreas Weber. About the subjectivity of living beings. Today this quote he gave from the poet Paul Valery really struck me: "You take my image, my appearance, I take yours. You are not I, ...
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World Music
Jan 10, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by Marionville
Morten Harket - Natten. This live performance on Norwegian TV has him singing a song from his solo 1993 album which he released shortly after a-ha split up for the first time. The album is called Poetenes Angelicum and it’s the ...
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Coffee Drinkers Corner
Jan 9, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by RoyMillar
A poet I am not
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Memes R Us
Dec 30, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by altschmerz
Well now that's imaginative
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Children of Woody
Dec 24, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by bklynite53
Woody Guthrie was one of my heroes. If he was around today he woulda marched right into the White House and kicked the shit out of trump. His influence on the two greatest American poets of the last sixty years, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen has...
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Just for Laughs
Dec 17, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by BestWithoutGods
My Shameless Inner Poet has come up with a new version of "O Holy Night." Enjoy: O holy crap! Jesus just pooped his diaper, And he has smeared it all over his face! He's spreading poop all over the manger. It stinks so much, it's a holy disgrace! O...
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Wordsmith
Dec 15, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by Tomfoolery33
Beard I am still swimming in dreamland. Over, under, down through this little wave and that, the clear and the murk, the dark and the light. Twenty years ago I had my powers (ha!) as I do again now. I have been my own Delilah, purposely shearing, ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Dec 11, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by Geoffrey51
Is it so, that poets with ideas such as Dylan Thomas’ ‘green fuse’ and Eliot’s ‘still point of the turning world’ in Burnt Norton are always a few steps ahead of the scientific mind?
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News & Links
Dec 9, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by Spinliesel
Death Day ...und mitten im Leben sind wir vom Tode umgeben. from: The Book of Hours ,Rainer Maria Rilke, poet People die all the time. Two prominent people died today: Rene` Auberjonois and Paul Volkers. I had...
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Environment, Ecology and Sustainability
Dec 6, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by Heidi68
This would be perfect!
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Music, Movies & Books
Dec 3, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by skado
LINKThe Danish Poet - YouTube
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Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Dance, Punk, Alternative, Rock and Roll.
Nov 29, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by prestonw1243
BEN BIERMAN. VALERIA STREET BLUES.
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Metalheads uncensored
Nov 29, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by BassManSpaceMan
Here's a doomy Donovan cover I recorded today in Garage Band on my iPad. doommetal donovan homerecording
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Nov 27, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by 273kelvin
Pere Atkin & Clive James - No Dice Today we learnt of the death of a great writer Clive James. Most famous as a critic then novelist but also a poet and lesser-known as a songwriter. I have posted a few of his songs on here. Quite cultish as they ...
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Music Fans
Nov 22, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by Spinliesel
Bob Dylan It ain't me, babe I used to read the lyrics wherever i could find them. After a while, I stopped translating them because my English got more and more real... He is my favorite American poet.
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This Day In History
Nov 19, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by Marionville
19th November 1850...Alfred, Lord Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth.
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Wordsmith
Nov 18, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by Tomfoolery33
A silly little ditty--- Check, Please The night is blowing down the stupid moon Which carves its chalky recess from the air And sits above my desk. A mere cartoon Of poet, I brood within my frenzied hair, Not cut for quite some time— I think ...
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visual art
Nov 13, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by skado
Art and the Nocturnal Imagination: Painter, Poet, and Philosopher Etel Adnan on Dreaming and Creativity
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