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chmath
Apr 15th, 2011, 12:46 PM
Salutations dear friends,

In anticipation of the release of a certain someone's 'autobiography' and given that our beloved Ms. Pennetta's fans appear to be well rehearsed in the arts of expression and prose, I thought it perhaps a good idea to start a unique little corner for poetry and literature content, hence helping to 'unclog' the very useful and successful 'Offtopic' Thread.

And as a first contribution, I would like to dedicate a couple of verses from Maya Angelou's now legendary poem "Phenomenal Woman" to the two life time honorary members of this thread: Our beloved administrator Linda and the unique and mysteriously exotic Karla.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Zamboni
Apr 15th, 2011, 08:41 PM
Wow that is a great poem, I love it:worship:
And it does describe the "inner mystery" of a woman very well.


My favourite poet is a Dutch woman (she also wrote Jip and Janneke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jip_and_Janneke), lots of others things too, you may know her from this), so unfortunately it won't be much use for me to post these, but most of her poems were written in the 1950s and had a special kind of society-criticism about them. Very ironic and witty, and very recognisable.


The only poem in English that I know by heart is very short, and it's written by singer/songwriter Jewel (she's one of my fave singers). To me, it's about insecurity.
There's a pretty girl
On the face
Of the magazine
And all I see
Is my dirty hands
Turning the page

chmath
Apr 15th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Wow that is a great poem, I love it:worship:
And it does describe the "inner mystery" of a woman very well.


My favourite poet is a Dutch woman (she also wrote Jip and Janneke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jip_and_Janneke), lots of others things too, you may know her from this), so unfortunately it won't be much use for me to post these, but most of her poems were written in the 1950s and had a special kind of society-criticism about them. Very ironic and witty, and very recognisable.


The only poem in English that I know by heart is very short, and it's written by singer/songwriter Jewel (she's one of my fave singers). To me, it's about insecurity.
There's a pretty girl
On the face
Of the magazine
And all I see
Is my dirty hands
Turning the page

You are indeed a class act Linda :worship: As far as Jewel is concerned, I don't think any human being with half a heart and brain under the age of 40 can call her anything less than pure genius. Along with Alanis Morissette and Leeanne Rimes, they represent the very best of female expression in the late nineties and the 00s. Meaningful, soulful and - even though I can't relate to some of the more subtle female 'issues' they express, they definitely have a lot to say. Leeanne Rimes rendition of Amazing Grace, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT88jBAoVIM), even for those of us who may or may not be religious, is epic, to say the least...:hearts:

Zamboni
Apr 15th, 2011, 09:19 PM
You are indeed a class act Linda :worship: As far as Jewel is concerned, I don't think any human being with half a heart and brain under the age of 40 can call her anything less than pure genius. Along with Alanis Morissette and Leeanne Rimes, they represent the very best of female expression in the late nineties and the 00s. Meaningful, soulful and - even though I can't relate to some of the more subtle female 'issues' they express, they definitely have a lot to say. Leeanne Rimes rendition of Amazing Grace, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT88jBAoVIM), even for those of us who may or may not be religious, is epic, to say the least...:hearts:
I have never been too keen on Alanis Morissette, except for a couple of songs (I absolutely love You oughta know, which is just perfect to scream along with and jump around the room on...)
LeAnn Rimes has only had a few hits here, I haven't heard too much from her, but it's definitely my style of music. And that version of Amazing Grace is indeed amazing:worship:

chmath
Apr 15th, 2011, 09:27 PM
I have never been too keen on Alanis Morissette, except for a couple of songs (I absolutely love You oughta know, which is just perfect to scream along with and jump around the room on...)
LeAnn Rimes has only had a few hits here, I haven't heard too much from her, but it's definitely my style of music. And that version of Amazing Grace is indeed amazing:worship:

I'm actually on the phone to Lisa right now, I didn't know she was in New York, think I might have woken her up yesterday when I called! OOPS :tape: Ilse is playing in the background, and I'm just telling her what a wonderful human being you are! :kiss: She definitely doesn't want to talk business, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. You'd get on like a house on fire, she's a TOTAL sweetheart, always rings up to see how I am and her passion for work, the arts and people is, simply put, amazing...

Fantasy Hero
Apr 18th, 2011, 11:01 PM
that thread's gonna be the start of a great movement in poetry's history

chmath
Apr 18th, 2011, 11:10 PM
that thread's gonna be the start of a great movement in poetry's history

If only... :drool: Anyway, I proclaim you Lyric Master Extraordinaire and ofc, honourary member! :angel: The lyrics to your hit singles will forever remain in the brain...

Zamboni
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Good way to revive this thread.....I'm reading The sweetness at the bottom of the pie right now.

It's about a little girl (11 years) who's solving a murder. It's not really that good (maybe it's the Dutch translation, or maybe it's just not my kind of book, cause the friend who recommended it loved it) but the funny thing is that the girl is called Flavia :lol:

chmath
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Good way to revive this thread.....I'm reading The sweetness at the bottom of the pie right now.

It's about a little girl (11 years) who's solving a murder. It's not really that good (maybe it's the Dutch translation, or maybe it's just not my kind of book, cause the friend who recommended it loved it) but the funny thing is that the girl is called Flavia :lol:

Besides the fact that 'Flavia' is wayyyy too much for an 11 year old, she's just too smart and fearless, otherwise it's a superb book in my opinion. I don't know about the Dutch translation, but I found the book to be brilliant. And Alan Bradley has said he will create sequels (featuring 'Flavia' ofc!), so stick with it :devil:

Zamboni
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Besides the fact that 'Flavia' is wayyyy too much for an 11 year old, she's just too smart and fearless, otherwise it's a superb book in my opinion. I don't know about the Dutch translation, but I found the book to be brilliant. And Alan Bradley has said he will create sequels (featuring 'Flavia' ofc!), so stick with it :devil:
Yeah there should be 6 or 7 books apparently.

I'm just not sold on it. But yeah, might be the translation. Don't like the style much:unsure:
And yeah she is way too much for an 11 year old. Also, she's very smart but a bit slow. I think I already know who the murderer is, and she doesn't have a clue :p

chmath
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Yeah there should be 6 or 7 books apparently.

I'm just not sold on it. But yeah, might be the translation. Don't like the style much:unsure:
And yeah she is way too much for an 11 year old. Also, she's very smart but a bit slow. I think I already know who the murderer is, and she doesn't have a clue :p

My lips are sealed! :cool: I don't know how far along you are, and yes, the whole 'me, my bitchy sisters, servants in the middle of England' thing can be a bit copious, but you might just appreciate the ending...

Zamboni
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:43 PM
My lips are sealed! :cool: I don't know how far along you are, and yes, the whole 'me, my bitchy sisters, servants in the middle of England' thing can be a bit copious, but you might just appreciate the ending...
The old man just burned the stamp ;) So I'm pretty far through.

I think it's just really tough to write a book from a child's perspective. I read The boy in the striped pyjamas a few weeks back, and that did the perspective quite well, only the kid was unrealistically stupid (and annoying). So it's hard to do it right ;)

chmath
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Oh, I never read the book, saw the film though! It had me all misty eyed...And yes, you're probably right, it is tough...

Fantasy Hero
Apr 25th, 2011, 03:19 PM
i wrote this few monthes ago...it was born when my idea of leaving italy became more than a dream...


Madre!
Appena staccato dal tuo seno
È la mia bocca,
non più un bambino,
ancora non un uomo.

Guardano altrove i miei occhi,
vedono sogni lontano,
cercano la speranza qui perduta.

Poi d’improvviso incrociano
Il tuo sguardo. Severo.
Agli occhi tuoi e dei miei fratelli
Il mio è il volto di un traditore.

Arida terra magnifica
Quella su cui sorge la mia casa,
che lenta svanisce all’orizzonte.

E più mi allontano dalle
Miei strade e i miei campi,
più forte è la nostalgia per quel
paese che non conosce futuro.

Mother!
Just now from your bosom
has moved my mouth.
no more a kid,
not yet a man.

Away, that's where my eyes are going,
they see dreams far there,
looking for the hope, here has gone.

suddenly they meet
your glance. Harsh.
to your eyes and my brother's
mine is the face of the betrayer.

arid magnificent land
where my house is built,
it's fading away to the horizon.

and the further i am from
my streets and my fields,
the stronger the nostalgia for
a land who knows no future.

chmath
Apr 25th, 2011, 03:58 PM
i wrote this few monthes ago...it was born when my idea of leaving italy became more than a dream...



Mother!
Just now from your bosom
has moved my mouth.
no more a kid,
not yet a man.

Away, that's where my eyes are going,
they see dreams far there,
looking for the hope, here has gone.

suddenly they meet
your glance. Harsh.
to your eyes and my brother's
mine is the face of the betrayer.

arid magnificent land
where my house is built,
it's fading away to the horizon.

and the further i am from
my streets and my fields,
the stronger the nostalgia for
a land who knows no future.

Gaspa, absolutely MAGNIFICENT. :worship: The last two lines, I don't know if it's a translation thing, 'the stronger the nostalgia for a land that knows no future'? Do you mean, where the future is unknown, or that you are heading into the unknown, or what exactly? Poetically, it is very strong, but actually longing to be somewhere where there is no future is usually reserved as a poetic way to say you are surrendering to death or illness, which I'm sure is not what you are trying to say...:eek:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 25th, 2011, 04:34 PM
i'm perfectly healthy at the moment luckily...the "who" instead of which was used to underline the link between my land and the figure of the mother in the first stanza, the fact that i say my country has no future means that i don't see any future for me here ;) hope it's all clear now...thank you for your comment anw

FORZA SARITA
Apr 25th, 2011, 04:37 PM
def not a thread for an ignorant like me :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 25th, 2011, 04:38 PM
^ ahhhh you are way too modest :lol:

chmath
Apr 25th, 2011, 04:48 PM
def not a thread for an ignorant like me :oh:

Fran, you stimulate the mind visually with pics you post :lol:

Gaspa, you blew my mind bro, totally got it, sorry about the misconception...:worship:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 25th, 2011, 04:51 PM
^ it's ok :lol: sometimes poets should give hints to help people understanding what is obvious for them and sometimes readers should simply tell what they recive from a poem ;) that's how arts work

Zamboni
May 2nd, 2011, 06:25 PM
Has any of you read The Help?

I'm rereading it atm, it's so good :D About the life of a Help in Mississippi in the 1960s.

chmath
May 2nd, 2011, 06:35 PM
Has any of you read The Help?

I'm rereading it atm, it's so good :D About the life of a Help in Mississippi in the 1960s.

No! Do you recommend it then?

Zamboni
May 2nd, 2011, 06:37 PM
No! Do you recommend it then?
I definitely do :)
It's written very differently than I expected (it's basically written in speaking language, and yeah, black people's spoken English in the 1960s...took some getting used to. Also the whole style is different) but it's very good.
On the back cover it says it describes the life in Mississippi in the 1960s, "where black women are raising white children but aren't trusted not to steal the silver". That's really what it is about.

chmath
May 2nd, 2011, 06:39 PM
^^^ DEFINITELY up my street. Off to e-bay I go, need a break from reading crap anyway!

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 08:57 AM
A literature thread! :eek: Where have I been? I just saw this thread today. :o :facepalm:

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 09:04 AM
Since this is the lit thread...This is the right place to mention this...

@Linda @Gaspa I started reading The Solitude of Prime Numbers. Around 70 pages now. Is it just me or is the book really this depressing? :sad: :awww:

Zamboni
May 3rd, 2011, 09:27 AM
No, that's not just you. Though, as the book goes on, I'd rather call it melancholic than depressing.
But it's sad, yes. Their lives are almost tragic, and yet almost normal too.

I like Mattia's parts more than Alice's.

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 09:39 AM
The only poem in English that I know by heart is very short, and it's written by singer/songwriter Jewel (she's one of my fave singers). To me, it's about insecurity.
There's a pretty girl
On the face
Of the magazine
And all I see
Is my dirty hands
Turning the page


She's one of my faves as well (Alanis too esp. in her Jagged Little Pill era :p). IIRC, I've seen that poem in her first album. :scratch: I remember having a cassette tape of it. :tape: I feel so old. :o My fave Jewel songs are Foolish Games, Standing Still and Hands. I'm not really a religious person but my favorite lyrics from her is from Hands. It reminds me of finding that inner strength that people sometimes take for granted and forget that they have in them.

I won't be made useless
I won't be idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear
My hands are small, I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 10:02 AM
No, that's not just you. Though, as the book goes on, I'd rather call it melancholic than depressing.
But it's sad, yes. Their lives are almost tragic, and yet almost normal too.

I like Mattia's parts more than Alice's.

Oh that's good to know. ;)

So far Mattia's parts are easier for me to read. :p


BTW, is there really no chance the Millennium books will have a fourth one? :sad: I feel like there's more story to tell especially about Lisbeth's twin sister.

Zamboni
May 3rd, 2011, 10:06 AM
Oh that's good to know. ;)

So far Mattia's parts are easier for me to read. :p


BTW, is there really no chance the Millennium books will have a fourth one? :sad: I feel like there's more story to tell especially about Lisbeth's twin sister.
Why are they?
For me, Mattia touches me much more than Alice does. But the whole book is great.


I don't know. So far it's not looking good for it :(

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 10:28 AM
Why are they?
For me, Mattia touches me much more than Alice does. But the whole book is great.


I don't know. So far it's not looking good for it :(

:confused:

Zamboni
May 3rd, 2011, 10:30 AM
Why are they easier to read?

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 10:40 AM
From what I've read so far, Alice is a little too whiny :tape: And her problems with her school's version of Means Girls is so stereotyped. :shrug: I like Mattia's intelligence and his story is told in a more straightforward way yet I find it more sad.

Zamboni
May 3rd, 2011, 10:43 AM
From what I've read so far, Alice is a little too whiny :tape: And her problems with her school's version of Means Girls is so stereotyped. :shrug: I like Mattia's intelligence and his story is told in a more straightforward way yet I find it more sad.
We agree then ;)

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 10:57 AM
^Yeah we ought to disagree more for a change. :p :lol:

chmath
May 3rd, 2011, 11:07 AM
A literature thread! :eek: Where have I been? I just saw this thread today. :o :facepalm:

You and Linda are both honourary members! Read the statement of inauguration! :lol: Welcome anyway!

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 11:11 AM
And in keeping with the Poetry side of this thread...I would like to share one of the poems that I like. It's from the movie, Patch Adams. :awww:

Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

peanuts
May 3rd, 2011, 11:18 AM
You and Linda are both honourary members! Read the statement of inauguration! :lol: Welcome anyway!

I'm deeply honored! *blushes* And Linda is right that poem does speak so well of a woman's "inner mystery". ;)

Zamboni
May 20th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Check out Google (http://www.google.nl/)!

My favourite Dutch writer/poet would have turned 100 today if she was still alive.

So, in honour of Annie M.G. Schmidt (I mentioned her before, she wrote a lot of famous things for children), I have tried to translate one of her poems for adults for you guys.


To a little girl

This is the land where grown up people live
You don't have to enter yet, it's rotten there
There are no more fairies, there are hormones,
and everytime something else is wrong.

And in this land all adventures
are the same, of a man and of a woman.
And behind every wall there are other walls
and never a unicorn or a bogeyman

And here all the things have two sides
and here all the teddybears are dead.
And bad pieces are in bad newspapers
and that's what bad men do for a living.

Here a forest is just a bunch of trees
and the soldiers are no longer made of tin.
This is the land where grown up people live....
Don't worry. You don't have to enter yet.


Of course it's much better in Dutch - it rhymes and all, and it has a rhythm ;)

chmath
May 20th, 2011, 11:57 AM
I'm on my lunch break, and couldn't have read anything better... Linda, I love you. Period.

peanuts
May 20th, 2011, 12:17 PM
And here all the things have two sides
and here all the teddybears are dead.

:awww:

Linda thanks for the translation! ;) I don't know how you managed to squeeze doing this in your busy schedule. :lol:

Fantasy Hero
May 20th, 2011, 06:24 PM
^ :awww:

chmath
May 20th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Amazing lyrics indeed!

Zamboni
May 20th, 2011, 10:12 PM
One more :angel:


Little box

I'm so scared you will disappear,
fade away into fog and never reappear,
dissolve into sunlight or melt in the rain,
yes, that happens, and what do you do against it?
Fly away through the window like a very stupid butterfly,
high reward for Honest Finder.

I would prefer to put you in a little box
and keep you safe, keep you very safe.
I'd insure you for a million and a half
and I'd keep opening the box for just a minute
and I'd softly stroke your hair
You'll lie in the cotton wool and nobody can reach you,
not a thief who can steal you, you're all mine.
I'd prefer to put you in a little box
and keep taking a quick look,
very carefully taking a look
keep taking a quick look
and a kiss.

You can go out for a while, every day.
Yes, you may. Yes, an hour, you may.
Lets say: go to the Vondelpark, for just a bit,
just to feed the ducks a bit.
But, I'll hold on to you, even if you don't want it
and after an hour you'll go back into the little box.


----

The end of the 2nd strofe is quite famous ;)

chmath
May 20th, 2011, 11:29 PM
Overpowering stuff... Indeed, it is very famous. It actually inspired two 'offspring' poems, by Julius someone or other (can't find it online) and Marcus Banks. Here they are:

I took an ordinary box
As empty as can be
I filled it with a special gift
And wrapped it carefully.

But please don't ever open it
Just leave the ribbon tied
And hold it tightly near your heart
Because my love for you's inside!

Julius X

"This is a very special gift
That you can never see
The reason that it's special
It's just for you from me
Whenever you are lonely
Or when you're feeling blue
You only have to hold this
gift and know I think of you
You never can unwrap it
Please leave the ribbon tied
Just hold this box close to your heart
It's filled with love inside

Marcus Banks

Obviously, they are nowhere near as structurally sound or empowering, but they are useful inspiration efforts born from what is a masterpiece.

Fantasy Hero
May 22nd, 2011, 09:03 PM
la fortuna è sempre avversa a chi più ne meriterebbe l'aiuto.

Luck is always away from the ones who needs it more.

Dado90
May 22nd, 2011, 10:15 PM
la fortuna è sempre avversa a chi più ne meriterebbe l'aiuto.

Luck is always away from the ones who needs it more.

:crying2: :bigcry: :sad:

Fantasy Hero
May 22nd, 2011, 10:19 PM
Non è forte chi è sempre in vetta, ma chi dalla caduta
Ha la forza di rialzarsi. Questo il mio motto,
questa la mia vita.
Attorno a questa frase è cresciuto il mio io,
un uomo, con le sue forze e debolezze,
su questa frase si basa la mia vita di sportivo.

Ora tutto vacilla, ora, perché in due persone avevo
Visto questa frase.
È come un tempio a cui crollano le bianche colonne,
quando un mito crolla,
lascia un vuoto incolmabile.
Lucia era stata la prima
a farmi credere che era sempre possibile
combattere la stelle. Alla fine ha perso la guerra.

Ora ho paura che anche per Flavia sia lo stesso
E per anni io abbia creduto in qualcosa di impossibile
Così che presto o tardi dovrò anche io rinunciare
Ad inseguire i miei sogni.


gonna translate it soon...it's a bit rought but i really felt like sharing it

Fantasy Hero
May 22nd, 2011, 10:29 PM
Strength doesn't mean being always on top, but having the power
to rise from falls. this is my motto,
this my life.
around this line i built my ego,
a man, with his strengths and weaknesses,
on this phrase i grew my sports life.

Now everything wavers, now, because in two people
i saw this phrase.
it's like a temple whose white pillars suddenly disappear,
when a myth destroys,
it leaves an irreplacable hole.
Lucia was the first
to make me believe it was possible
to fight the stars. Endly she lost her war.

Now i fear the same goes for Flavia
and for years i believed in something impossible
so that sooner or later i should stop
following my dreams.

chmath
May 22nd, 2011, 11:27 PM
Strength doesn't mean being always on top, but having the power
to rise from falls. this is my motto,
this my life.
around this line i built my ego,
a man, with his strengths and weaknesses,
on this phrase i grew my sports life.

Now everything wavers, now, because in two people
i saw this phrase.
it's like a temple whose white pillars suddenly disappear,
when a myth destroys,
it leaves an irreplacable hole.
Lucia was the first
to make me believe it was possible
to fight the stars. Endly she lost her war.

Now i fear the same goes for Flavia
and for years i believed in something impossible
so that sooner or later i should stop
following my dreams.

:worship: Exemplary, even if the theme is rather subdued...:sad: Thanks Gaspa for positng this.

Fantasy Hero
May 23rd, 2011, 07:12 AM
thank you man :awww: it's such a huge joy for me whenever i see you appreciate my work

chmath
May 23rd, 2011, 02:00 PM
thank you man :awww: it's such a huge joy for me whenever i see you appreciate my work

I know you're brilliant at sports, but seriously, your lyric writing and rhyming, (songs and poetry) is of a really really high standard. You should explore that further bro. For real.

Fantasy Hero
May 25th, 2011, 11:19 AM
A chi non è di mar
Il mar di capir non è concesso.
Così è per me che non son di qui,
ma sedendo tra le sue onde
ascolto la sua voce e lascio
ch’essa mi guidi ispirandomi.
Forse non posso capirlo, ma
a me sembrerà sempre un vecchio amico.

Who lives not by the sea
The sea won’t ever be known.
So it’s for me, who’s not from here,
But sitting in his waves
I listen to his voice and let
It guide me inspired.
Maybe I won’t ever understand him, but
to me it will always seem he’s an old fellow.

Trieste, 18 Aprile 2011

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-6zzkWJskLNIgxelZ9Se8u_pfK0UhBwGHvXQ6SxOetfkZt50C&t=1

chmath
May 25th, 2011, 01:41 PM
A chi non è di mar
Il mar di capir non è concesso.
Così è per me che non son di qui,
ma sedendo tra le sue onde
ascolto la sua voce e lascio
ch’essa mi guidi ispirandomi.
Forse non posso capirlo, ma
a me sembrerà sempre un vecchio amico.

Who lives not by the sea
The sea won’t ever be known.
So it’s for me, who’s not from here,
But sitting in his waves
I listen to his voice and let
It guide me inspired.
Maybe I won’t ever understand him, but
to me it will always seem he’s an old fellow.

Trieste, 18 Aprile 2011

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-6zzkWJskLNIgxelZ9Se8u_pfK0UhBwGHvXQ6SxOetfkZt50C&t=1


Simply put :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Fantasy Hero
May 25th, 2011, 05:06 PM
you make me blush everytime :awww:
but really i don't think i deserve all this...i've never studied how to write poems and i rarely read them twice, they just overflow out of my mind through a pen. But it really helps me going on the fact you like it :yeah:

chmath
Jul 4th, 2011, 10:43 AM
Just a little lyric for Linda I found on the net, was trying to draw some inspiration to write one of my own, but decided to copy paste instead. Please, anyone else wishing to participate in the 'Linda-get-better-soon' theme, pls. post hereunder

When You're Gone

We miss you when you’re gone.
We miss the sparkling light you shine
into the shadowy corners of our days.
You’re not up to being your amazing self,
and although we know this is temporary,
we selfishly want you back, right now.
We need your bright spirit, your love of life
to lift us up, as you always do, effortlessly,
just by being you.
Please take care of yourself and recover soon.
We miss you when you’re gone.

By Joanna Fuchs

FORZA SARITA
Jul 4th, 2011, 11:03 AM
what happened to Linda :speakles:

chmath
Jul 4th, 2011, 11:04 AM
^ Nothing happened... She's just recuperating, that's all!

FORZA SARITA
Jul 4th, 2011, 11:06 AM
you scared me :o

Fantasy Hero
Jul 4th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Chris you scared me too :scared:

chmath
Jul 4th, 2011, 11:30 AM
you scared me :o

Chris you scared me too :scared:

Ok, apologies all around... It's supposed to be a get-well soon thing, that's all. There is NOTHING wrong with Linda, (pls. read her off-topic thread comments today), she's just not feeling too grand, that's all. Didn't mean to scare anyone...

Zamboni
Jul 4th, 2011, 11:51 AM
:awww: That poem is so sweet, Chris :smooch: :awww:


Fran&Giulio, I had surgery last week and seeing my body is stupid that means I'm like veeeery weak now:rolleyes:

FORZA SARITA
Jul 4th, 2011, 11:54 AM
didn't know it :awww:
give your body some time to recover :p

peanuts
Jul 4th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Good thing I already know that Linda is fine now or that poem would have scared me a bit. :scared:

Linda just listen to Coldplay's Yellow that's my get-well soon ode for you. :awww: :p :angel:

Fantasy Hero
Jul 4th, 2011, 12:53 PM
:hug:

Zamboni
Jul 4th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Good thing I already know that Linda is fine now or that poem would have scared me a bit. :scared:

Linda just listen to Coldplay's Yellow that's my get-well soon ode for you. :awww: :p :angel:
Lazy :p :angel:


You guys are all sweet:awww:

peanuts
Jul 4th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Lazy :p :angel:


You guys are all sweet:awww:

Yes :p but at least I picked a good song. :lol: And I really do love that song so you better listen to it. :p :angel:

chmath
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Summer inspired mini-Ode:

Oh what a wonderful crew you are
what a wonderful clan, even from afar
whilst others may snooze and abstain from this site
we are all here watching our girl fight

For colourful characters this forum adorn
and although on others we may at times pour scorn
'tiss really ok, cause we know the truth
that we are the best, love the best, and this is in lieu.

peanuts
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:23 AM
^Nice ode! :yeah: :hearts:

Fantasy Hero
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:48 AM
:bowdown:

chmath
Jul 7th, 2011, 10:31 AM
^Nice ode! :yeah: :hearts:

:bowdown:

Thank you both! :smooch:

Zamboni
Jul 7th, 2011, 10:43 AM
Nice one, Chris:yeah:

chmath
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:13 AM
^ Thank you darling, alcohol-affected effort at 3.30 am! ;-) How are you today?

Zamboni
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Not so great. Slept very badly so I was crashing on the couch by 11am:lol: :o

chmath
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:17 AM
^ Sorry to hear that. You can watch your faves today and then get some long deserved rest... Extra-ginormous smooch across those wonderful cheeks of yours! xxx

Fantasy Hero
Jul 11th, 2011, 10:34 AM
i've had a great and crazy idea last week and today (thanks to the forced rest given me by the fever) i elaborated that idea of writing a cooking-adventur book :oh:
i know it's absolutly insane, but i guess it would be fun of doing it and maybe for the others to read it. It is supposed to be a diary of an italian cook around 1800 who decided to travel around the world. My attempt is to introduce few interesting recipes in an adventurous way like odd short stories followed by a kind of standard setting and layout of the recipe itself.

what do you think about it?

chmath
Jul 11th, 2011, 11:07 AM
i've had a great and crazy idea last week and today (thanks to the forced rest given me by the fever) i elaborated that idea of writing a cooking-adventur book :oh:
i know it's absolutly insane, but i guess it would be fun of doing it and maybe for the others to read it. It is supposed to be a diary of an italian cook around 1800 who decided to travel around the world. My attempt is to introduce few interesting recipes in an adventurous way like odd short stories followed by a kind of standard setting and layout of the recipe itself.

what do you think about it?

1) Sorry to hear you are not well G-Man
2) As a base-line, foundation, I think it's absolutely brilliant.
3) You should do it. It doesn't matter if it takes you months or years to write, some of the best novels have taken ages to compose.
4) Before you start, there are two basic issues you have to address:
a) Are you aiming to write a narrative, an 'adventure' of sorts(?) or, will you be trying to highlight issues such as cultural diversity and mutual reciprocity with food as a medium? What I'm trying to say is, will your 'cook' be a cook because he has to have a vocation and this gives him the opportunity to travel, or is him/her being a cook the foundation for making subtle points of a sociological nature?
5) Try to create a mock draft and speak to publishers beforehand about your idea. Most often, publishers will want to read a manuscript, however both on-line and in Newsweek you will find publishers issuing invitations for manuscripts or projects. It never hurts to ask around. At least I found, with my own publications, that having the tacit support of a publisher was very helpful, because they often provide free editorial support and proof reading.

If you need anything, drop me a line here or on fb, or we can get on skype for a chat.

C

chmath
Jul 11th, 2011, 11:26 PM
I'm reading through a collection of poems a friend of mine has written and I came across this one, tbh I think it's marvelous, so, in turn, I'd like to dedicate it to all the posters in this forum, for making it a fun and very special place:

A FRIEND FROM ABOVE....

I prayed for you before we met,
Not knowing who you'd be.
I asked the Lord to send a friend.
One chosen just for me.

I asked that they'd be Godly,
With wisdom of His ways.
A friend to help and guide me
I the troubles of these days.

So often in life, we need someone
To listen while we talk.
Someone who will not condemn or judge,
But encourage us as we walk.

The narrow road we choose to follow
May sometimes make us stumble.
But to have a friend to catch our fall,
Teaches us to be humble.

When I asked the Lord to send a friend,
Though many came and went.
He gave much more than I ever asked,
For you are the friend He sent.

* For those of you of a non-religious connotation, I apologize for the references, however, I simply copy-pasted it as is...

peanuts
Jul 12th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Thanks Chris. ;) It's a very nice poem. :awww: I like the third stanza the most. I believe that's what a good friend really is. ;)

Zamboni
Jul 12th, 2011, 12:18 PM
^True :awww:

chmath
Jul 12th, 2011, 12:27 PM
^ I'm glad you both liked it...

Fantasy Hero
Jul 12th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Thanks Chris. ;) It's a very nice poem. :awww: I like the third stanza the most. I believe that's what a good friend really is. ;)

add me to the list :awww: it's amazingly true

chmath
Jul 12th, 2011, 12:39 PM
add me to the list :awww: it's amazingly true

Hey G-man, how are you feeling today?

Fantasy Hero
Jul 12th, 2011, 12:42 PM
hi Chris! much better, i dare say i'm relived :p

chmath
Jul 12th, 2011, 12:53 PM
hi Chris! much better, i dare say i'm relived :p

Great Giulio. Now, get cracking on with that book idea of yours! In fact, it's such a brilliant idea, I'm off to give you reputation for it!! :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Jul 15th, 2011, 04:21 PM
a) Are you aiming to write a narrative, an 'adventure' of sorts(?) or, will you be trying to highlight issues such as cultural diversity and mutual reciprocity with food as a medium? What I'm trying to say is, will your 'cook' be a cook because he has to have a vocation and this gives him the opportunity to travel, or is him/her being a cook the foundation for making subtle points of a sociological nature?

5) Try to create a mock draft and speak to publishers beforehand about your idea. Most often, publishers will want to read a manuscript, however both on-line and in Newsweek you will find publishers issuing invitations for manuscripts or projects. It never hurts to ask around. At least I found, with my own publications, that having the tacit support of a publisher was very helpful, because they often provide free editorial support and proof reading.

If you need anything, drop me a line here or on fb, or we can get on skype for a chat.

C

so to point a) it is a cook because it has to be a cook in order to be possible to introduce the recipes in the middle of his adventures i'll be reporting as a diary. so the main aim of the book is to be a recipes' book, but i want it to be narrative as well that's why i'm creating this character.

5) i've no ideas of who should be asked and most of all i'm not sure how long will it take for me to work this whole thing out and i don't want to feel the pressure of someone who's asking eventually for it. :)

chmath
Jul 15th, 2011, 04:28 PM
so to point a) it is a cook because it has to be a cook in order to be possible to introduce the recipes in the middle of his adventures i'll be reporting as a diary. so the main aim of the book is to be a recipes' book, but i want it to be narrative as well that's why i'm creating this character.

5) i've no ideas of who should be asked and most of all i'm not sure how long will it take for me to work this whole thing out and i don't want to feel the pressure of someone who's asking eventually for it. :)

1) No joking whatsoever, not trying to be nice, it's one of the best ideas I've heard of.

2) I'll send you a list by Monday. If you don't like what you hear, do it independently.

Fantasy Hero
Jul 15th, 2011, 04:30 PM
thank you a lot :awww:

chmath
Jul 15th, 2011, 05:54 PM
thank you a lot :awww:

You're welcome. Sorry about your biking incidents, v. glad you're ok :cool:

peanuts
Nov 22nd, 2011, 05:22 PM
Bump!

A very nice poem from Edgar Allan Poe...

For you are a name, a spirit, a soul
I have no image of you, only one which I've grown
a name you are, true comfort and bliss
and when you don't write, for you I do miss

Beauty I'm told is something quite rare
for which I seek, in the depths of despair
yet for all I hold true and know that is fair
you are my beauty, my love and my care

Alas I will rise when morning comes stead
And know I won't see you climbing out of our bed
I wish I could hold you and kiss you so true
for all that I love is that which is you

I beg you take comfort in this crescendo of words
if I could I'd flock to you like migrating birds
for as the wind blows and travels afar
I blow you a kiss, for your cheek to mar.


Thank you Chris. :hearts:

Zamboni
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:14 PM
Nice:hearts:


Read The Book Thief yet?;)

chmath
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:22 PM
^ That's directed at Karla, right?

Zamboni
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:23 PM
^ That's directed at Karla, right?
Yes, but you can tell me if you've read it too;)

chmath
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:25 PM
^ Pretty sure I haven't. Btw, I'm working on an Ode for you too!!!

Zamboni
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:28 PM
^ Pretty sure I haven't. Btw, I'm working on an Ode for you too!!!
In that case you should. It's great. Read it two or three times now and keep ending up with wet eyes:awww:

chmath
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:30 PM
^ For sure, I will. I'll go on Amazon and try to find a copy. Settling in to watch Lyon-Ajax, after which I'll do your Ode!

Zamboni
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:32 PM
^ For sure, I will. I'll go on Amazon and try to find a copy. Settling in to watch Lyon-Ajax, after which I'll do your Ode!
Lyon-Ajax is going to be a mess but lets not corrupt this thread with talk of the war that is Ajax right now ;)

And yes, read it.

chmath
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:33 PM
^ Will do. Btw, in response to your comment about my 'nice try', as long as you know that I love you, it's fine if you don't make the effort!!!

peanuts
Nov 23rd, 2011, 02:52 PM
Nice:hearts:


Read The Book Thief yet?;)

My friend who borrowed it is still not finished with the book. Sigh. Maybe you should lend me your copy? :awww:

BTW, my friend who had finished reading it told me that the book is indeed waterworks-inducing. Is it sadder than The Solitude of Prime Numbers?

Zamboni
Nov 23rd, 2011, 05:20 PM
My friend who borrowed it is still not finished with the book. Sigh. Maybe you should lend me your copy? :awww:

BTW, my friend who had finished reading it told me that the book is indeed waterworks-inducing. Is it sadder than The Solitude of Prime Numbers?
Different. The style is totally different, but the story is definitely set:awww:

macginity
Jan 3rd, 2012, 02:07 AM
And just today I found out that we have an intellectual thread in here.
My attention never ceases to amaze me.

chmath
Jan 3rd, 2012, 03:16 AM
Disgraceful! LOL. A Happy New Year to you Macsie!

peanuts
Jan 3rd, 2012, 09:50 AM
And just today I found out that we have an intellectual thread in here.
My attention never ceases to amaze me.

:lol: Can't really blame you macG. Who would have thought this place would actually have an intellectual thread. :oh:

macginity
Jan 3rd, 2012, 04:38 PM
Disgraceful! LOL. A Happy New Year to you Macsie!

Happy new year, Chris!

:lol: Can't really blame you macG. Who would have thought this place would actually have an intellectual thread. :oh:

I wouldn't, I must say. But it was a nice surprise, even if poetry it's not really my thing.

chmath
Jan 4th, 2012, 10:03 PM
A quick poem by William Blake, titled "To The Muses"

It is of course a reference to the three most prominent muses, Fernanda, Karla and Linda (listing is alphabetical, no order of preference shown naturally), indeed, the lyrics aptly point out the innate beauty, wit and inspiration that you all are:

To The Muses by William Blake

Whether on Ida's shady brow,
Or in the chambers of the East,
The chambers of the sun, that now
From ancient melody have ceas'd;

Whether in Heav'n ye wander fair,
Or the green corners of the earth,
Or the blue regions of the air,
Where the melodious winds have birth;

Whether on crystal rocks ye rove,
Beneath the bosom of the sea
Wand'ring in many a coral grove,
Fair Nine, forsaking Poetry!

How have you left the ancient love
That bards of old enjoy'd in you!
The languid strings do scarcely move!
The sound is forc'd, the notes are few!

peanuts
Jan 5th, 2012, 07:24 AM
Whether on Ida's shady brow,
Or in the chambers of the East,
The chambers of the sun, that now
From ancient melody have ceas'd;


That first stanza is mine. :oh: Thank you Chris. :inlove: :smooch:

macginity
Jan 5th, 2012, 12:09 PM
Whether in Heav'n ye wander fair,
Or the green corners of the earth,
Or the blue regions of the air,
Where the melodious winds have birth;


Just give me the yellow and then we'll have the Brazilian flag. So I guess this is my part. :lol:

Thank you, Chris! Very nice indeed.
I'll try to translate some brazilian stuff for you guys. But I'm not sure if I'll be able to write in english the essence oof it.

chmath
Jan 5th, 2012, 08:59 PM
That first stanza is mine. :oh: Thank you Chris. :inlove: :smooch:

Just give me the yellow and then we'll have the Brazilian flag. So I guess this is my part. :lol:

Thank you, Chris! Very nice indeed.
I'll try to translate some brazilian stuff for you guys. But I'm not sure if I'll be able to write in english the essence oof it.

You are more than welcome my fair ladies, creatures as witty and beautiful as you both are, indeed a privilege to be able to write about you...:hearts:

peanuts
Apr 15th, 2012, 04:58 PM
BUMP! Here's a poem from the 1999 movie, 10 Things I Hate About You.

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj9pqm3W271qh874so1_500.jpg

Fantasy Hero
Apr 15th, 2012, 07:50 PM
:eek: that's such an amazing poem :awww:

thanks for sharing

Zamboni
Apr 15th, 2012, 07:53 PM
That's great indeed. I can relate :tape:

chmath
Apr 15th, 2012, 08:05 PM
Big applause to Karla indeed for posting and in doing so, revitalizing this thread!

Fantasy Hero
Apr 15th, 2012, 09:45 PM
i've just written that, all in the time of a breath...

Love is an open wound,
each time you think an hand
has come for that to heal,
it's about time it starts to bleed
Again. And you fall in the trapt
and starts loving again
only to get bigger the pain.

chmath
Apr 15th, 2012, 11:46 PM
^ It's very potent G! Extremely good.

But, if you don't mind me asking, why the sadness??? Surely, love is not this to you? I hope it isn't, and it shouldn't be...

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 06:54 AM
@Gaspa Have you seen the movie? It was quite known back then but you were probably still a toddler when it was shown. :lol: In case you haven't, the poem was recited out loud in class by Julia Stiles' character as an assignment. It was meant for Heath Ledger's character and he was also in class when it was recited. They were kind of mad at each other at this point of the movie, hence the theme of the poem. :p Anyways, I thought you might appreciate it more if you knew where the poem came from. ;)

Love is an open wound,
each time you think an hand
has come for that to heal,
it's about time it starts to bleed

:sad:

Such a bittersweet poem. :awww: I like it.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:18 AM
:oh:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:28 AM
:oh:

What was that for? :p

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:30 AM
that's how i feel when i read this thread :lol::rolls:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:31 AM
that's how i feel when i read this thread :lol::rolls:

Oh Fran. Don't ever change. :lol:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:38 AM
i'm always like this Karla :oh:

http://i43.tinypic.com/x1dimg.gif

such a perfect GIF :happy:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:45 AM
^:haha: Fran's first contribution in this thread. :hearts:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:46 AM
that's the most smartest thing i can post here :oh:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 11:00 AM
that's the most smartest thing i can post here :oh:

:spit:

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwhgxoHNgj1qh874so1_250.gif

:haha:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 11:02 AM
i'm making trashy even this smart thread :awww:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/Bigsteve87/Gifs/ByeBitch.gif

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 11:09 AM
:rolls:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:15 PM
^ It's very potent G! Extremely good.

But, if you don't mind me asking, why the sadness??? Surely, love is not this to you? I hope it isn't, and it shouldn't be...

let's say it's an esasperation of my feelings

chmath
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:32 PM
i'm always like this Karla :oh:

http://i43.tinypic.com/x1dimg.gif

such a perfect GIF :happy:

Seriously Fran, I wouldn't say that you are trashing the thread, it's just that, erm, "look at all the fucks I give" and "bye bitch" (even if it is by Pocahontas), are just not very....poetic :haha:

But, you are more than welcome to remain and keep trashing the thread, as you never fail to make me laugh :bowdown:

Just wish I could do GIFs like you and Karla can...

chmath
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:34 PM
let's say it's an esasperation of my feelings

And soon enough, my good friend, you will fall completely and utterly in love with another human being and you will absolutely bin the aforementioned poem ;) Of this, I am certain.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:40 PM
btw the dancing girl is a WTA player :oh:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:41 PM
Chris, unfortunately neither me or Fran have done the GIFs we've been posting in this thread. :o

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:41 PM
btw the dancing girl is a WTA player :oh:

No fucking way! :eek: :lol: Who is it? :p

chmath
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:44 PM
btw the dancing girl is a WTA player :oh:

Chris, unfortunately neither me or Fran have done the GIFs we've been posting in this thread. :o

@ Fran - I can't see clearly! :confused: Who is it?

@ Karla - Sure, but if you wanted to, you could make one right? :drool: The only reason I even have an avatar, is 'cause Linda was kind enough to make one for me! :angel::o

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:45 PM
No fucking way! :eek: :lol: Who is it? :p

you're such a mess karla :lol:

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss239/megosb/GIFs/totheleft.gif

it's Galina Voskoboeva from IW players party :lol: i'd love to be a WTA player :spit:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:50 PM
you're such a mess karla :lol:

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss239/megosb/GIFs/totheleft.gif

it's Galina Voskoboeva from IW players party :lol: i'd love to be a WTA player :spit:

What did I do know? :p I honestly did not recognize her. As Chris said it's hard to see clearly. :p

But then you'd be moonballed to death by the pusher when you play against her. :hug:


@Chris Yeah I can make GIFs but it's finding the awesome content that's difficult.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:51 PM
What did I do know? :p I honestly did not recognize her.

But then you'd be moonballed to death by the pusher when you play against her. :hug:

you know i love to post random gifs :hearts:

i'd smash her face :p

FORZA SARITA
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:51 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2hvmh6uQv1qh4any.gif

:hysteric:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:52 PM
you know i love to post random gifs :hearts:

i'd smash her face :p

And that makes me a mess. :sobbing: :p

:oh:

peanuts
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:53 PM
Chris rename the thread to Poetry & Literature + some random GIFs! :lol:

chmath
Apr 16th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Ok, I'm on it Karla, just need to figure out how!

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:08 AM
this is my fave poem :hearts:

I'm afraid of the dark
'specially when I'm in a park
And there no one else around,
Oh I get the shivers.
I don't want to see a ghost,
It's the sign that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast and
Watch the evening news.


nobody can come closer to this masterpiece :worship:

peanuts
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:11 AM
this is my fave poem :hearts:

I'm afraid of the dark
'specially when I'm in a park
And there no one else around,
Oh I get the shivers.
I don't want to see a ghost,
It's the sign that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast and
Watch the evening news.


nobody can come closer to this masterpiece :worship:

Excuse me while I die here. :hysteric:
LMFAO. :happy: I thought you really posted a real poem and then I saw that random shit again. :hysteric:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:17 AM
do you want a piece of toast?

http://i43.tinypic.com/sglt1u.gif

peanuts
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:20 AM
^So fitting. :haha:

chmath
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:29 AM
this is my fave poem :hearts:

I'm afraid of the dark
'specially when I'm in a park
And there no one else around,
Oh I get the shivers.
I don't want to see a ghost,
It's the sign that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast and
Watch the evening news.


nobody can come closer to this masterpiece :worship:

You've just invented a new writing style for English poetry Fran :lol: It's....erm..... not symmetric, not assymetric, it's definitely not Haiku, it's just.... unique! :eek: I am particularly interested in what you mean by the use of the word 'toast'. :haha::help:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:32 AM
You've just invented a new writing style for English poetry Fran :lol: It's....erm..... not symmetric, not assymetric, it's definitely not Haiku, it's just.... unique! :eek: I am particularly interested in what you mean by the use of the word 'toast'. :haha::help:

sorry to disappoint you but i didn't write it :awww:
what is worse is that those are the lyrics of a song who was a real big hit in '90 :hysteric:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:35 AM
^So fitting. :haha:

or prefer watch evening news?

http://gifsoup.com/view/51678/fainting-lady-o.gif

chmath
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:40 AM
^ Still, thx for posting Fran! LOL Is it a Cure song, because somewhere deep in the brain, something rings a bell?

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:43 AM
^ Still, thx for posting Fran! LOL Is it a Cure song, because somewhere deep in the brain, something rings a bell?

:oh:

V5Ej_WQhKSI

peanuts
Apr 18th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Let's post the full lyrics so people can sing along. :oh:

LIFE

Chorus:
Life, oh life, oh life, oh life,
doo, doot doot dooo.
Life, oh life, oh life, oh life,
doo, doot dooo

I'm afraid of the dark,
'specially when I'm in a park
And there's no-one else around,

Ooh, I get the shivers
I don't want to see a ghost,
It's a sight that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast
And watch the evening news
(Repeat Chorus)

I'm a superstitious girl,
I'm the worst in the world
Never walk under ladders,
I keep a rabbit's tail

I'll take you up on a dare,
Anytime, anywhere
Name the place, I'll be there,
Bungee jumping, I don't care!
(Repeat Chorus)

life, doo, doot dooo
doo, doot dooo

So after all is said and done
I know I'm not the only one
Life indeed can be fun, if you really want to

Sometimes living out your dreams,
Ain't as easy as it seems
You wanna fly around the world,
In a beautiful balloon
(Repeat Chorus)

Highlighted the most random shit. :hysteric: What does "I keep a rabbit's tail" mean? :haha:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 18th, 2012, 12:31 PM
:hysteric:

FORZA SARITA
Apr 18th, 2012, 02:29 PM
You wanna fly around the world,
In a beautiful balloon

oh my jesus :hysteric:

karla i guess the rabbit's tail is a scaramantic thing :lol:

chmath
Apr 18th, 2012, 03:34 PM
OMG Epic Fail.... Sorry everyone!

Fantasy Hero
Apr 27th, 2012, 11:25 AM
We live in this world
thinking as we were kings,
as we can rule over things,
Gods who had the globe whirled.

And we are nothing
but lonely souls lost in nowhere,
with dreams to big to bear
and battles we just can't win

All our deamons are still there
and all the pain we can't make fade.

chmath
Apr 27th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Brilliant. Thx for sharing Gaspa! Hope you're doing well my friend.

Fantasy Hero
Jul 2nd, 2012, 10:42 PM
time for a bump :p
here's something i wrote in the past months:

I know I shouldn’t,
I shouldn’t but I do
Deceive myself and see
Myself being with you.

I shouldn’t love someone
Who’s wrong to be loved,
Someone who’s never
Loving me back as I do.

I should shout my dreams
And face reality.
And it feels like drowning
In a calm ocean,
As loving you in dreams
Hurts less than
Admitting you’ll never.

Fantasy Hero
Jan 28th, 2013, 11:23 PM
Wintry haze over lonely streets,
almost a mist doesn't erase it all,
reeling in its grey embrace,
it confuses the outlines and burdens
cold and still, as if it was never to leave.

And for the first time I feel you far, away
and the cold of the mist is the cold between us
Your memory isn't enough to warm my soul anymore
and in this foggy wintry night I am cycling, alone.

-----


Nights I could hear
the sea whispering your name
and nighty breeze smoothly caressing me,
like you would, like you did.

And once more I realize
how much I love you.

---


written in two very different moments I guess you can see it :lol:

chmath
Jan 29th, 2013, 12:43 AM
Wintry haze over lonely streets,
almost a mist doesn't erase it all,
reeling in its grey embrace,
it confuses the outlines and burdens
cold and still, as if it was never to leave.

And for the first time I feel you far, away
and the cold of the mist is the cold between us
Your memory isn't enough to warm my soul anymore
and in this foggy wintry night I am cycling, alone.

-----


Nights I could hear
the sea whispering your name
and nighty breeze smoothly caressing me,
like you would, like you did.

And once more I realize
how much I love you.

---


written in two very different moments I guess you can see it :lol:

Black & White, Morning and Night! :lol: Great prose though man... :yeah: