Category Archives: WEEPING AND WAILING

When it rains, it pours.

 

 

 

http://masterrussian.com/proverbs/russian_proverbs.htm

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The Rain Gauge

Some metres from the house yard

Stood a galvanized rain gauge
Collecting dust and spiders
To record on history’s page.

Some years it’s been an asset

Rain filling up the gauge
Lost the post beneath it
When over fire did rage

It’s new home a cut off pine tree

A remnant from the fire
It sat there leaning slightly
Some rain it did desire

Funnel spread toward the heavens

Housing beetles dry and hard
The boss cursed and drained it contents
Mostly insects to discard

For mostly it’s been droughty

The rain droplets very few
I suppose those frosty mornings
It’s gathered up the dew

At times it’s measured downpours

Like in Janu’ry last year
When rain poured down in torrents
The creek of gums to clear

The white ants ate that post out

The gauge toppled to the ground
“Bugger all this waiting
I’ll no longer be around!”

by Jenny McInnis

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Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.” n

― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Ow

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The man we surround, the man no one approaches
simply weeps, and does not cover it, weeps
not like a child, not like the wind, like a man
and does not declaim it, nor beat his breast, nor even
sob very loudly – yet the dignity of his weeping

An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
Les Murray

http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/poetry.htm

One love, one heart, one destiny.”

― Bob Marley

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Lying Down In My Hotel Room,
Thinking About The Day

I have spent too long
telling the world the world is the world
and poetry is made of language.
Today on the Bedford platform, I began
the great poem: weeping openly on the public
telephone—the way some were staring
as they swirled past, the way some
weren’t—yes: it was truth
at last.

—Jan Zwicky

http://www.australianpoetry.org/2013/10/09/the-draw-of-the-heart-to-the-flame/

 

You lament not the dead, but lament the trouble of making a grave; the way of the ghost is longer than the grave.

(Efik Proverb)

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‘Lose this day loitering, ‘Twill be the same story Tomorrow — and the next more dilatory. Then indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting over days! Are you earnest? Seize this very minute! What you can do, or dream you can – begin it! Courage has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed.’

– Goethe

 

 

 

“Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others.” —Cornflower”

― Brian Jacques, Redwall

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“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today and yesterday.”

Get driven into your ambition, pursue your goals passionately and you will see your dreams come alive.

― Dr Roopleen

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” Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.”

 

Where Barmy Harry bartered poems for grog on Central Station I sat down & wept

(Hewett, Dorothy)

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Of all men the drunkard is the foulest. The thief when he is not stealing is like another. The extortioner does not practice in the home. The murderer when he is at home can wash his hands. But the drunkard stinks and vomits in this own bed and dissolves his organs in alcohol.”

― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic. ― Van Morrison

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“I guess it’s going to have to hurt, I guess I’m going to have to cry, And let go of some things I’ve loved to get to the other side
I guess it’s going to break me down, Like falling when you try to fly,
Sad but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye”
― Carrie Underwood

It had all been a storm in a teacup. ― David Howarth

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“But when we consider how small after all the cup of human enjoyment is, how soon overflowed with tears, how easily drained to the dregs in our quenchless thirst for infinity, we shall not blame ourselves for making so much of the tea-cup.”

― Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

The way sadness works is one of the strangest riddles of the world.

― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

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“I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been – if you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion.”

C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

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“I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been – if you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.”

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.” Adrienne Rich

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“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King