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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:47 PM

The Lady of Shalot

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Reply The Lady of Shalot (Original post)
joefriday6 Feb 2017 OP
LaughingGull Feb 2017 #1
joefriday6 Feb 2017 #2
Jardinier Feb 2017 #3
joefriday6 Feb 2017 #4
Jardinier Feb 2017 #6
i verglas Feb 2017 #5
LaughingGull Feb 2017 #7
i verglas Feb 2017 #8

Response to joefriday6 (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 02:25 PM

1. I love her. My favorite is "Marrakesh Night"

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Response to LaughingGull (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 03:09 PM

2. Almost every word tells a story. She is mesmerizing for me. And the beauty of the use of words...

Simply too much.

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Response to joefriday6 (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:30 PM

3. I have never heard this song before, but the poet is one of my favorites.

Lord Alfred Tennyson 1809 - 1892. The rose of the same name (Lady of Shalott) happens to one of my favorites and I have it in my garden.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Jardinier (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 06:12 PM

4. Mine too. Every word tells...They knew how to convey their thoughts in those days. Today, it's all

sharp and to the point--no beauty. I've grown a lot of flowers myself, but I have had no luck with roses. Back to Tennyson. When I am sad or dismayed, I read Tennyson sometimes and get lost in the verbiage. I read most of your posts, Jardinier. I think something relatively serous is about to happen. Do you get those vibes also?

The Kraken

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 12:56 AM

6. What an imagination and way with words Tennyson had.

He wrote the Kraken when we knew so little about the deep sea.
'The Charge of the Light Brigade' is so powerful and sad and 'Crossing the Bar’ ...... I wish I had the words.

"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes” - William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

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Response to joefriday6 (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 09:47 PM

5. McKennitt is a Canadian feminist

 

Just thought you'd want to know.

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Response to i verglas (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 07:57 PM

7. Why?

Liberals are the ones that boycott artists, business...and even families...due to their views. I see McKennitt as an artist whose music I happen to love. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Response to LaughingGull (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:43 PM

8. er, wtf?

 

Somebody said something about boycotting?

I mean, not that Joe wouldn't. That's entirely his choice; nothing to do with me. I just thought it was funny.

What you do is entirely up to you, of course.

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