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by jill
Mon May 19, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Ish-ra-el's Reply
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Ish-ra-el's Reply

Mat states that "poor innocent, beguiled King Dave" could not be the culprit. I believe that L.C. would agree with you. In Chelsea Hotel he describes himself as "oppressed by the figures of beauty" , In Aint no Cure for Love he sings: I don't need to be forgiven for loving you so much. It's written ...
by jill
Sat May 17, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Dear America
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: Dear America

Hi Lizzy,
I tried to make terror a state of mind, not necessarily maleovant or benevelant.(sp) It's always been a part of the human condition. Like love, hate, anger,even boredom.
Let's try compassion
by jill
Sat May 17, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Ish-ra-el's Reply
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Ish-ra-el's Reply

I am currently reading National Geographic's "Essential Visual History of the Bible".. which they describe as a who's who of the bible with vignettes.. It's a pocket sized book, approximately 510 pages, complete with beautiful illustrations. Imagine listening to Halleujah and not getting right away ...
by jill
Sat May 17, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Dear America
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: Dear America

Lizzy, Your comments are very interesting. My original piece had terror telling us that it had gone to a dr who told it to lose weight, needs more variety in its diet. Someone suggested I cut that out. Go Figure! I also added "I grow tired of your blood, flesh and bones." which I mistakenly omitted....
by jill
Tue May 06, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Ish-ra-el's Reply
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Ish-ra-el's Reply

Thanks Jimmy, mat.
"The Bible, the Biography", sounds like the sort of book I'm after. I'm looking forward to reading it . thanks for your recommendation.

Jill
by jill
Fri May 02, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Dear America
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Dear America

Dear America,

I see that we are cultivating compassion. We have the opportunity to convey the best of our best. Open your heart; let me in.
Jill
by jill
Fri May 02, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The Red Flag
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: The Red Flag

Thanks red poppy. What an appropriate poem for this fifth anniversary of mission accomplished. For those like me,unfamiliar with the poem/song , it is , according to Wikopedia, "The Red Flag" by James Connell, the song of the British Labour party, I don't know if it is true or not, but they say that...
by jill
Thu May 01, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: When you are old (WBYeats)
Replies: 48
Views: 12233

Re: When you are old (WBYeats)

Hi mat. I agree with the philosophy you quoted. So many governments use poets and other artists for propaganda purposes. When US writers visited the Soviet Union in the thirties, many naively fell for the party line. Meanwhile, their artists were sent to Siberia. I'm sure this is true for other poli...
by jill
Thu May 01, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Ish-ra-el's Reply
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Ish-ra-el's Reply

The twelve step equivalent to Jacob's wrestling with the man is "hitting bottom", but Jimmy puts it so much more poignantly. So much poetry and art work have biblical references. Mankind has wrecked havoc in the name of the God , but the Bible obviously inspires good works, gives solace and sparks c...
by jill
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Worst ever LC tracks
Replies: 69
Views: 15507

Re: Worst ever LC tracks

I like Bird on a Wire but I just want to add to this thread an interview with LC where he looks back on this song and comments on the line::

"I have saved all my ribbons for thee' or "I will make it all up to thee." wondering where did that came from?

Jill
by jill
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: When you are old (WBYeats)
Replies: 48
Views: 12233

Re: When you are old (WBYeats)

An old question from this thread: "Is nature fascist? " Survival of the fittest is fascist. Is nature fascist? Most of the time. But nurturing others brings out our best "nature"", I believe. Pound was imprisoned in Washington, D.C. at Saint Elizabeth's Institution for his fascist radio broadcasts d...
by jill
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Ish-ra-el's Reply
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Ish-ra-el's Reply

Profound.
great imagery
and conclusion.

Wish I read the Bible.

Jill
by jill
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Everybody has to write at least one poem about the moon
Replies: 118
Views: 23498

Re: Everybody has to write at least one poem about the moon

Full moon.
high tides.
lunacy.
maternity.
gravity.
rebirth.
my son,
a moon
child.
(for David )
3minuites, tops.

Jill
by jill
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Did Ya Cry?
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Did Ya Cry?

To Sideways Sue,

Ouch.
Jill
by jill
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Did Ya Cry?
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Re: Did Ya Cry?

The anguish and raw feelings in this poem remind me of a country song. I mean this as a compliment. Nothing brings on tears like a country song.

"I asked Hank Williams how lonely does it get?" LC

Jill

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