Category Archives: DEEPLY

The precious porcelain of human clay.

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Frances Padorr Brent

Porcelain Blue Boat

Nothing is this water
broken by my eagerness.

Tangled string
now what have I done?

Silence      engine
at the bottom of the glass.

Flat
tin voice of the deaf.

http://jacketmagazine.com/13/brent-porcelain.html

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 2 October 1937

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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

John Adams

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“There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.” ― P.G. Wodehouse

 

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“When You Are Old”

WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”

W.B. Yeats

The digger of fern-root has abundance of food, but the parrot-snarer will go hungry.”

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Just occasionally you find yourself in an odd situation. You get into it by degrees and in the most natural way, but when you are right in the midst of it you are suddenly astonished and ask yourself how in the world it all came about. If, for example, you put to sea on a wooden raft with a parrot and five companions, it is inevitable that sooner or later you will wake up one morning out at sea, perhaps a little better rested than ordinarily, and begin to think about it.

Thor Heyerdahl   The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft  across the South Seas (translated by F H Lyon).

A bear teaches us that if the heart is true, it doesn’t matter much if an ear drops off. Exley, Helen

http://www.teddybeardirectory.ca/TeddyBearQuotes-TeddyBearDirectory.htm

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KING POETRY. 

The hunter was quite happy, with trophy number one,
And he stood atop the bear cub with his bloody huge bear gun;
Then something tapped his shoulder, and he felt his rising hair,
He spun around and looked up at a bloody huge brown bear.

http://kingpoetry.com/hunting.htm

 

 

I played patiently simple melodies and basic chords waiting for home where I could sink into freedom: playing by ear.

Piano Lessons

CAMERON HINDRUM, TAS

http://www.australianpoetry.org/2012/11/26/piano-lessons/

Slowly, note by steady note I practised scales:

One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. Life is not at fault.

http://www.piano-play-it.com/quotations-about-music.html

She sells sea shells on the sea shore. The sea shells she sells are shells for sure.

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The Beginning

God himself
having that day planted a garden
walked through it at evening and knew
that Eden was not nearly complex enough.
And he said:
“Let species swarm like solutes in a colloid.
Let there be ten thousand species of plankton
and to eat them a thousand zooplankton.
Let there be ten phyla of siphoning animals,
one phylum of finned vertebrates, from
white-tipped reef shark to long-beaked coralfish,
and to each his proper niche,
and — no Raphael, I’m not quite finished yet — 
you can add seals and sea-turtles & cone-shells & penguins
(if they care) and all the good seabirds your team can devise — 
oh yes, and I nearly forgot it, I want a special place
for the crabs! And now for parasites to keep
the whole system in balance, let . . .”

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.”

― Jeanette Winterson

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When a dying man cries, it is not because of where he is going which he knows nothing about, but because of what he wishes he would have done in the world he is leaving behind.

nigeria

http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/proverbs.html

On hangovers: He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again.

KINGSLEY AMIS

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“In his dream, George Stetchkin was in the dock at the Central Criminal Court, accused of the murder of nine million innocent brain cells. The usher was showing the jury the alleged murder weapon, an empty Bison Brand vodka bottle. Then the judge glared at him over the rims of his spectacles and sentenced him to the worst hangover of his life.”

― Tom Holt, Blonde Bombshell

A great man is always willing to be little.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must of felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”
― Alexandre Dumas

When love is deep, much can be accomplished.

Shinichi Suzuki

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“…Often a star
was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you
out of the distant path, or as you walked
under an open window, a violin
yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

If you want to find beauty, look beneath the surface.

Bernie Siegel

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“My dear boy, when curds are churned, the finest part rises upward and turns into butter. So too, dear boy, when food is eaten the choice parts rise upward and become mind.”


Chandogya Upanishad

 

No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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Old men ought to be explorers
Here and there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion
Through the dark cold and the empty desolation,
The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
Of the petrel and the porpoise.
In the end is my beginning.

FROM “EAST COKER,” BY T.S. ELIOT

 

Soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life.

Sydney Smith

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“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”
― David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity