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by Jean Fournell
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27381

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

Sean, I would be very sorry if I gave you an indigestion ;-) And concerning "Lama Leonard", I can only subscribe to every word you say. For an atheist and guru-hostile man like me, a true fellow human being like Leonard Cohen who does "ring the bells that still can ring", the sound he has brought ab...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27381

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

Well done, daka, and many thanks for sharing your ideas! For my part, I've not yet been able to understand this song otherwise than concerning the typical teacher-disciple-relationship. Only in such a context can I put the pieces together, so that they seem to fit... ● "a line that nobody drew" — th...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?
Replies: 104
Views: 59962

Re: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?

@ MarieJolie: "thus, am not able to fully appreciate your suggestion" My point is based on the first word of line 6 of the (original) poem by Rilke: "innen" (inside). This word (or any similar notion) is omitted in the quoted translation by Anita Barrows and/or Joanna Macy (the website http://yearwi...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?
Replies: 104
Views: 59962

Re: "Elaboration of a tube" line in "Going Home"?

Here, for comparison, there is another "tube" meeting with his "elaboration". Written by an atheist. (Please ignore with a benevolent smile the awkwardness of my attempt at translating – English is not my mother-tongue, and I haven't had all that much practice over these last two decades and a half ...

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