Flower

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Re: Flower

Post by Manna » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:18 am

Hi Cate.
A Spirograph is a toy thingy that has gears with holes in them. You can put a gear into a bigger thing that is either circular or elliptical and then put a pen in the hole. And if you trace around and around, you can make an image like this one:
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Frankly, I'm shocked you didn't have one of these as a child. What kind of deprived childhood did you have?
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Re: Flower

Post by Lion of Lions » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:23 am

Her parents were both bad spellers. They had actually intended to give Cate a "depraved" childhood.
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Re: Flower

Post by lonndubh » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:13 am

Ah its great to see everyone back in top form. thought you'd all gone away :D
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Re: Flower

Post by Cate » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:35 am

Manna wrote:Hi Cate.
A Spirograph is a toy thingy that has gears with holes in them. You can put a gear into a bigger thing that is either circular or elliptical and then put a pen in the hole. And if you trace around and around, you can make an image like this one:
Frankly, I'm shocked you didn't have one of these as a child. What kind of deprived childhood did you have?
I had a lite brite... that's cool right?
It didn't spin, but it glowed until the light bulb burnt out.
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Re: Flower

Post by Cate » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:59 am

Lion of Lions wrote:Her parents were both bad spellers.
Ha I wish!
They had actually intended to give Cate a "depraved" childhood.
Hey watch it buddy... those are my parents you're talking about!
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Re: Flower

Post by Alan Alda » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:32 am

I'm sorry Cate, but no. Lite Brite is not cool.
It was really hard to follow the templates that came with it to create those glowing pictures...not that I have any first hand knowledge. Oh crap. Nevermind.

Spirograph. That's why I like the idea of that E8 theory. Because it makes the Universe look like a spirograph doodle. Now THAT's cool.
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Re: Flower

Post by Cate » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:20 pm

Manna - I don't think I ever told you how much I liked this.
I love what's not said in words but is so clearly felt through out the piece.
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Re: Flower

Post by mat james » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:44 pm

Your sonnet is brilliant manna.

I'm with A.A. on the power of the last line. It is devestatingly memorable.
And the 9th line is equally absorbing for me.

(I missed your posting of this poem as I was swooning somewhere around Paris at that time, on my way to the Oracle and Leonard's Hydra, all the time avoiding Mickey Lion ;-) )

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Re: Flower

Post by Cate » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:56 pm

Just thinking of this poem today and thought I would float it up.
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Re: Flower

Post by Manna » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:19 am

It's rare for me to come back to a poem after more than a year and not hate it. This one's not bad, eh? Did everyone know at the time that it was about ~Greg? I wonder if I will write more like this one.

I don't know if I would have thought to call it a sonnet, but in these modern times I've seen things that were totally formless that the author called a sonnet, so whatever.
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Re: Flower

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:53 am

I'm not surprised that it was about ~greg. Very much his subject matter and kind of thinking. Your chemo line ended up having a bitter irony.
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Re: Flower

Post by Cate » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:29 am

Manna wrote:It's rare for me to come back to a poem after more than a year and not hate it. This one's not bad, eh? Did everyone know at the time that it was about ~Greg? I wonder if I will write more like this one.
not to shabby at all Ms. Manna ... yes, I think people knew.
Lizzy is right, it felt like him and you as well.


came back to add
Something nice about poetry is what can be said without saying ... I really like this poem.
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