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TwoWhalesInAPool

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Admonition by Sylvia Plath

If you dissect a bird
To diagram the tongue
You'll cut the chord
Articulating song.

If you flay a beast
To marvel at the mane
You'll wreck the rest
From which the fur began.

If you pluck out the heart
To find what makes it move,
You'll halt the clock
That syncopates our love.
 

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Oh you have very much misunderstood :rolleyes: as for the poem - it was the opening post of this tread, so pay attention! :)
Well, well, well....quelle surprise! So it was. Just goes to show that what they say about great minds is correct huh? Rooftop, don't slate me, it was a genuine error.
 

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Admonition by Sylvia Plath

If you dissect a bird
To diagram the tongue
You'll cut the chord
Articulating song.

If you flay a beast
To marvel at the mane
You'll wreck the rest
From which the fur began.

If you pluck out the heart
To find what makes it move!
You'll halt the clock
That syncopates our love.
that's the best admonition I've ever read!
 

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don't slate me, it was a genuine error.
Forgive me for being abrupt with you. I appreciate that threads can get so long that you just don't have the time to read through them. Some people don't even get past looking at the five new posts featured on the home page. :rolleyes:
that's the best admonition I've ever read!
I had to google 'admonition', it's bloody awful being so uneducated, but yeah, it was a lovely poem.
 

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I sometimes wish, I was a fish
or a whale
a 'swimming in the sea.
A starling on a chimney pot
a blackbird on a tree.
Or anyone, but me.

But they cannot know
what makes you as you are.
Nor can they hear
those voices from afar.
Which whisper to you
you are not alone.
 

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Your lungs fill & spread themselves,
wings of pink blood, and your bones
empty themselves and become hollow.
When you breathe in you’ll lift like a balloon
and your heart is light too & huge,
beating with pure joy, pure helium.
The sun’s white winds blow through you,
there’s nothing above you,
you see the earth now as an oval jewel,
radiant & seablue with love.
It’s only in dreams you can do this.
Waking, your heart is a shaken fist,
a fine dust clogs the air you breathe in;
the sun’s a hot copper weight pressing straight
down on the think pink rind of your skull.
It’s always the moment just before gunshot.
You try & try to rise but you cannot.

Flying Inside Your Own Body - Margaret Atwood
 

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I'm a 'bon viveur' who's rather gone to seed,
Pretentious, moi? very much indeed.
Prattling, pompous, vague, and fat/obese,
Only by luck, unknown to the chat police.

Wedded to wine and food, and oft-told tales,
Stuffed over-full, as foie gras is in quails.
A mind once keen, now almost in eclipse,
A figure too, that looks like an ellipse!

For the sake of my health, I fat shame myself
This and no more, be my epitaph,
But on the forum, I'm 'aving a laugh.
 

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The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have Is yours.

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.
I read that at my sisters funeral. Beautiful x
 

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A thread hijackers quatrain. . ... .
One chatter makes a solo attack
A second chatter provides a crutch
A third chatter rounds out the pack
But a fourth chatter is one too much!
 

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We were to go to The Med,
Portugal actually.
We booked yonks ago.
Some reality!
The journey out was awesome
I wanted to go back
But the pressures put upon me
Prevented all of that.
Until we hit the beaches
That's where we heard the news
And everybody scrambled
To join the go home queues.
Working to a deadline
We made a sorry line.
Now we're waiting, just waiting
Before the paper chase
Longing to be home,
And we can proove our case
 

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Whose doing who? is she doing him?
After coming on a chat site, just on a whim,
Is he trying to bed every female in chat,
Playing the big i am like he knows where its at,
Eyeing up the competition,
Trying to use their intuition,
Many under a cloud of suspicion,
Whose dating who? is there love in chat?
Or is this where they all fall flat,
Rumours circling all around,
Answers yet remain unfound,
Some are so certain they'd bet their last pound,
Portraying a front as they chat online,
Unsure whose up to no good, unsure whose fine,
No one knows whose really who,
What happens next is up to you.
 

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Whose doing who? is she doing him?
After coming on a chat site, just on a whim,
Is he trying to bed every female in chat,
Playing the big i am like he knows where its at,
Eyeing up the competition,
Trying to use their intuition,
Many under a cloud of suspicion,
Whose dating who? is there love in chat?
Or is this where they all fall flat,
Rumours circling all around,
Answers yet remain unfound,
Some are so certain they'd bet their last pound,
Portraying a front as they chat online,
Unsure whose up to no good, unsure whose fine,
No one knows whose really who,
What happens next is up to you.
Chat? Oh! That
Nobody cares about chat.
For true decorum
Get on a forum
And that's that!
 

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Cherished are chatters with a cheery smile
who just stop and post for little while.
Cherished are chatters who never say
the same old arguments every day! :)
 

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"I believe in the sun,
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love,
even when there is no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

May there someday be sunshine.
May there someday be love.
May there someday be peace."
- Carved on a wall by an unknown
victim of the Holocaust
 

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Cherished are chatters with a cheery smile
who just stop and post for little while.
Cherished are chatters who never say
the same old arguments every day! :)
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"I believe in the sun,
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love,
even when there is no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

May there someday be sunshine.
May ther I'me someday be love.
May there someday be peace."
- Carved on a wall by an unknown
victim of the Holocaust

"I believe in the sun,
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love,
even when there is no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

May there someday be sunshine.
May there someday be love, and go to Innisfree

May there someday be peace."
- Carved on a wall by an unknown
victim of the Holocaust
 

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Two whales in a pool,
always serious now
hardly ever playing the fool.
With politics we may well disagree,
especially when you rant
like a demented banshee!
But nothing will ever detract,
from memories
of our old double act!
With love x
 

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With my jackal-like head man calleth me Anubis.

Child of love of Nephtys and Osiris

Vigilant on my mountain, of the gods I am protector.

In wood be my image, a powerful sceptre.

Like the earth t’kau which the gods mouths I loosed.

In my Hall of Two Truths no untruth be excused.

The heart in the balance, the tongue I test.

In my hall divine we try only the best.

Please observe, my dear Thoth, my weighing precision.

The fate of this heart rests upon thy decision.

My Anubian lights can lead you're decision to the next world.

Or, unjustified, to the Dread Devourer be hurled.

I perform psychostasis, give thou me thy hand.

Fit thee up with space/time suit, make firm thy thighs to stand.

My stealth with… I call to thee hither.

I can destroy thoughts within thee, come thee therefore thither.

I keep the con of movements of planets and spaces.

Numbers and forms, bodies and places.

Placed the stars in the constellation of the Great Bear.

Held from Set ‘til Thoth takes it in care.

On the day of which the universe began.

It was my lot to allot destinty to each man.
 
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