Sunday, November 27, 2011

Best of the Web

“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.”   Socrates

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”    Aristotle

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.” Abraham Lincoln

Studies in space have shown that birds cannot survive in weightless environments, since they require gravity in order to swallow food.  Ice finger of death    Boneless girl

A friend posted an Allman Brothers song to the web, and one thing lead to another and I remembered how great Duane Allman’s guitar sounded on this song.

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

any experience, your eyes have their silence:

in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,

or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look will easily unclose me

though i have closed myself as fingers,

you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens

(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and

my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,

as when the heart of this flower imagines

the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals

the power of your intense fragility: whose texture

compels me with the color of its countries,

rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens;

only something in me understands

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)

nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

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