Firmly, yet, politely declined….

Ffolkes,

“When something irritates you, think of this:
How else would we get pearls?”

~~ Ancient Human Wisdom ~~

iconic SF

Iconic view of SF from the Ferry….

Hajime…. Of the muses imagined by the Greeks, Calliope is considered by most to be the foremost of the nine sisters. She is the muse of epic poetry, which, given human nature, represents, essentially, the written word, as a manifestation of human thought. Her sister Euterpe, mentioned below, has always, for me, been the muse to whom we connect most often, as the music of life, and dance, and lyric poetry flows through us like water through a channel. The times in my life when I have felt closest to Universal Truth have come most often while playing music, or singing, or dancing; at those moments, the music IS me… and the sense of completeness is ecstatic, a feeling of being more alive than any other time, lasting well after the music stops….

Channeling Calliope, while more cerebral, can nonetheless produce the same effect, if far less often. There can be moments, when a truth comes clear, or we write a phrase that rings with truth, flowing from mind to paper/screen, which can produce a quite similar effect, less dramatic, but, just as satisfying…. When a poem leaks out, the sense of release, and the sense of joy, vie for ascendancy with absolute good humor; we can only wish it would last longer…..

All that being said, we now move to today’s Pearl. It’s a good one, I think, though the poem which I’ve been leaking for two weeks now doesn’t seem to want to end itself; to balance the disappointment, the music for today is one of my personal favorites. Additionally, the final section’s old-school pearl is a classic set of gems, which you will see exceeds all standards of excellence…. metaphorically, of course. I’ve included one of my older poems, another favorite, so as to keep anyone else from garnering any of the potential blame. All in all, it’s rather iconic, as Pearls go, & I’m more than content to post it forthwith. In fact, why don’t we end this relatively useless diatribe, & get on with it? Since I have no coherent answer for that, we shall do so, here, and now….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Good for the body is the work of the body,
and good for the soul is the work of the soul,
and good for either
is the work of the other.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

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bonnie (2)

In ancient Greece, Euterpe was the muse of music, songs, and lyric poetry. In our own age, if ever a woman lived who personified Her, Bonnie Raitt must surely be considered as a primary candidate. Ageless beauty, a voice capable of evoking every emotion, including jaw-dropping amazement, a virtuoso guitar player, famous for her smooth blues and slide riffs, all contribute to the image, and reality, of a woman who lives for, and is a part of, the musical essence of Life… It’s hard NOT to gush enthusiastically, so, to refrain from any further fawning adoration, I give you Ms. Bonnie Raitt, live, at her best….

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Bonnie Raitt
Live in Germany 1992

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Comedy_Tragedy

Dead Hands,Typing…

Puzzled anew by anomalous blocks of pain
caught, bemused, chained to routine, insane.
Stilled within breathless beauty
Engaging epiphany, insistent, called to duty.

Knees bent in lieu of a faithful rendition
suffuses, confuses, locked into stale perdition.
Clearing corrosion with hands encased in stone
Singular frozen follicles, masked by bone.

Partial focus brings unfiltered flavors to light
coloring each particle in simple delight.
Forlorn, novel conceptual artists singing in tune
nine notes in harmony, soft as the moon.

Honed blades of carbon steel flash in rhyme,
filling sensual receptors well past closing time.
Borrowed from neighbors in a week-old game
still bloody, without a proper name.

No flooded memories can justify such cost
no simple stationery, bilious, afraid, lost.
Ten times ten will never be enough
To fill so empty a stolen trough.

Bartering simplicity takes well into the night
solidly temporary pillars turned bright.
Unknown to all the pretty children who came
none were called, none had any remaining flame.

~~ gigoid ~~

2/25/2016

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Life is a Metaphor for Death….

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“Dear friend, all theory is gray,
And green the golden tree of life.”

~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Faust”

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A wise man once said …”I don’t know.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~

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“Inside myself is a place where I live all alone,
and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.”

~~ Pearl S. Buck ~~

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“I remember my grandfather telling me how each of us must live
with a full measure of loneliness that is inescapable,
and we must not destroy ourselves with our passion to escape this aloneness.”

~~ Jim Harrison, “Dalua” ~~

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“After you have exhausted what there is
in business, politics, conviviality, and so on
– have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear
– what remains?
Nature remains.”

~~ Walt Whitman ~~

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“Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck,
incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile.
Plain sailing is pleasant,
buy you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.”

~~ David Whyte ~~

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“It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
“Always do what you are afraid to do.””

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else,
you will have succeeded.”

~~ Maya Angelou ~~

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“Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.”

~~ Amelia Burr ~~

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Having, in a sense, filled in all the spaces, I shall pronounce this Pearl complete, so as to bring it to a fitting close. Of course, classifying it as ‘fitting’ may be premature, or, at minimum, optimistic, but, hey, it’s all good, cuz nobody’s paying me for this. In fact, having thus proclaimed this process to be, in essence, futility on parade, I shall, with rather more aplomb than is called for, cease and desist for another day. Y’all stay strange; me, I have no choice in the matter…. See y’all, maybe even tomorrow….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….


					
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5 thoughts on “Firmly, yet, politely declined….

    • No fun, for sure; been there. When coming off the opioids, it took nearly four months for my brain chemistry to level out, during which time I spent a lot of time chasing my own tail, so to speak. I sure wish I could get some RSO to you, so you could get off the damn stuff… It’ll kill ya, eventually, & they (the opioids) tend to lose effectiveness over time, while it’s stressing out your liver & kidneys…. Fucking big pharma assholes…. I do hope it passes soon, bro; it makes it hard to think, I know, though, in reality, thinking is one way it distracts from the pain….

      Feel better amigo; I’ll try to get by today….

      gigoid

  1. “When something irritates you, think of this:
    How else would we get pearls?”

    ~~ Ancient Human Wisdom ~~

    StARTinG as and WiTh
    A GRaiN of Sand
    Wisdom
    protects
    itself as
    Pearls away
    from irritation..
    moreover illusory
    fears if shell of
    Human
    Alive
    and
    thriving
    over surviving.. WeLL..
    Hello gigoid.. Hope you
    are doing that way to day
    as Heat Index.. is a boggy
    106 F.. over heAR
    iN Panhandle
    FloWeRs
    that wHo
    Avoid
    A Wilt of
    Steam so far today too..:)

    “Good for the body is the work of the body,
    and good for the soul is the work of the soul,
    and good for either
    is the work of the other.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~

    Body and Soul NoW
    WorKinG ToGeThER
    as a MiNd WhoLe with
    SpiRiT oF HeART
    HuMMiNG
    A SonG
    oF aS
    loVE HiGhER
    And HiGHeR than beFoRE..
    veriLY and surELy MoRe aLiVE..:)

    “Dear friend, all theory is gray,
    And green the golden tree of life.”

    ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Faust”

    True Science
    lives in a man
    made Box and
    Art expands as LoVe
    beYoNd inFiNiTY MoRe
    yes..
    aLiVe
    as ‘they’
    DancE and
    SinG iN BLiSS too..:)

    A wise man once said …”I don’t know.”

    ~~ Subtle Bee ~~

    And theN liFE
    beCaME BeCoMeS
    ReaL aS FeeL and SenSe..
    yeS oNce
    aGaiN
    ALiVE Born as
    oF LiGhTMoRE..;)

    “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone,
    and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.”

    ~~ Pearl S. Buck ~~

    And don’t forget
    to Polish
    yOuR
    PearL
    WitH
    MorE thaN BucKs..;)

    “I remember my grandfather telling me how each of us must live
    with a full measure of loneliness that is inescapable,
    and we must not destroy ourselves with our passion to escape this aloneness.”

    ~~ Jim Harrison, “Dalua” ~~

    TRUe
    Do
    ART
    MaKinG heART..:)

    “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else,
    you will have succeeded.”

    ~~ Maya Angelou ~~

    And if tHeRe
    is no one to
    Love.. sure
    NoW Do
    art for heART..
    And give iT aLL aWay for Love..:)

    “Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.”

    ~~ Amelia Burr ~~

    Ate the cake..
    all that’s left
    IS A
    iCinG
    tHaT
    eXisTs now..:)

    Wonderful Words shared
    of Wisdom as alWaYs gigoid
    And aLwayS inspirational whether
    i drop sHit loads of lines every visit now or or not..;)

    • Thanks, my friend; it’s always a pleasure to see your take on the day’s pearls…. I am rather satisfied with this one, and your riffs only reinforce that satisfaction, for it tells me what I included today was clear in its message….

      I’m getting much better, altogether, little by little, & will soon stop by to try to take in one of your books/posts…. With the heat you’re encountering, I would suggest dancing in a pool of water for a while….

      *grin*

      Love you guys….

      gigoid

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