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A dark secret

2016-09-29
Thanks for your comments. It's a long story...


Love at some safe distance

2016-07-28
Thanks for your comments.


Catching up

2016-07-20
Thank you, all.
Alas, Lawrence, it's reality...


How not to complicate relationships

2016-04-07
How nice to hear from you again, Kathy! It's been a long time… I am not very frequent here any more, but every now and then I also make occasional revisits…


No time

2015-11-15
I am afraid so...


Welcome

2015-11-04
Many thanks for the appreciation.


Moor blossom

2015-10-30
Thank you, Josephus. It was intentional, of course.


Your voice

2015-09-20
How nice to see your name again, Kathy. It was a long time ago. Hope you are doing well. I am not as diligent any more as I used to be with poetry, but now and then you just can't help it… Many thanks for your comment.


The blessings of workoholism

2015-01-22
Thank you very much, all of you!


The success of failures

2012-05-31
Thanks, Joe and Jim. Reality is sometimes harsh, but fortunately not always...


Suicide or self sacrifice

2012-02-23
Wonderful story, Ken. I didn't know. There was also Jan Palach in Prague 1969… and many others, whom we shall never know.

I have never heard of any shame connected with suicide in the east. On the contrary, the cases I know of were recorded with the utmost respect. On the other hand, suicides are not very common among buddhists and therefore the more resounding and justified when they occur, like the Vietnamese monks burning themselves during the Vietnam war...


The best friends

2011-10-23
Thank you!


The mists of Avalon

2011-03-07
related perhaps with Shangri La


Artificial

2010-09-23
Excellent!


The Plight of the Tibetans

2010-09-03
Thank you, learnings. I couldn't agree more. It's so necessary.


One Leader's Credo

2010-05-20
Excellent!


The urge of passion

2010-05-05
You must include the previous line to get the meaning:
"there will never be any worse debacle
than when love, once set on fire,
is refused and must backfire."
meaning, there will be no worse backfire, than when true love is refused. Thanks for your comment.


NO MORE TEARS TO SHED

2010-04-11
We all have that in common, my friend.


Hibernation

2010-04-09
It just became that way, like a documentary...


Spring Smells

2010-03-31
Ha-ha, well known phenomenon. No one is guilty, especially not the dogs, who have the right to fart as well as we...


The Long Hair History

2010-03-31
Thank you, Marie. You are quite right, of course: the essay is more literary than scientific. Here is another comment I had in another forum, with my answer:



Nick Crown: Not a bad article but there are several inaccuracies: from 1500-1600 short hair was the most common. The Roman army invented the crew cut to prevent enemies grabbing a soldier by the hair. From the 5th until the 11th centuries Europeans like the Vikings and Saxons had shoulder length hair. Then short hair became the norm for the elite after William the Bastard conquered England. The Normans cropped their hair short after William's brother, a bishop, remarked a man with a beard looked like a goat.
One last thing: the Mods weren't the first youth subculture with long hair. In the 1950s Teddy Boys grew their hair a similar length and piled it high using brylcreem at a time when most men had short back and sides. At the same time in the US greasers styled their hair in a similar way, while surfers and beatniks allowed their hair to be bushy and un-styled
This article (referenced in an earlier thread) may also interest you:
http://www.historum.com/showthread.php?t=11567
Yesterday 00:28

Christian Lanciai : Thanks, Nick, especially for the historum article. As soon as I had finished mine I became aware of its fallacies, although the main meaning would remain. It was actually Alexander who forbade his soldiers to grow long hair for your above-mentioned reason, but only soldiers. It's true what you say about the Saxons and Vikings, but you should then also include the famous French Merovingians (see Lincoln, Baigent and their epoch-making historical work), perhaps the men with the longest hair in history (until today), and all these three represented also a kind of great age, even the Saxons - remember king Arthur and his lads, who always were depicted with long flowing hair far beyond their shoulders, especially Sir Lancelot. In a corrected version of the article, I changed 1700 to 1650, the year after king Charles' decapitation, the longest-haired monarch in history, after which the absurd wig fashion started off. I am aware of the pre-Beatles long-haired groups, but they were only groups and hardly convincing as very long-haired, while the Beatles launched it for real. Also I would not quite agree about short hair 1500-1600. Raphael? Leonardo? Elizabethan England? Pico de Mirandola? What I most of all agree with in your comment, though, is denominating William the Bastard exaclty what he was. The last king Harold has ever since been rotating in his grave (that actually never has been found) waiting for the truth to finally come out... Cheers, my friend! ---

As for the Sikh detail, it was only a way to make the reader immediately get an idea of long-haired Indians, who were always extremely long-haired, especially the holiest ones, a continuous tradition ever since the Mahabharata and the Vedas, a tradition of sacred "longhairedness" which today is most respectfully manifest by the Sikhs.


MY OVER ACKTIVE MIND

2010-03-29
The famous genius syndrome, always a terrible burden...


SADLY 'TIS THE WAY OF THE WORLD

2010-03-21
an all too familiar situation...


Perchance to Dream

2010-02-02
Very real.


DAME DAME

2009-12-20
Never give up!


Dementia

2009-12-11
Hauntingly good!


The lost soul

2009-12-04
Dear Rain, your comment has not reached my messages, wherefore I can only answer you here:
Thank you.


HIS MUM GOT THE BILL FORE HER SONS SHROUD

2009-10-18
Shocking story. In China, still today, the families of executed prisoners are given the bills for the bullet expenditure - just one bullet, and the family has to pay. Normally, the executed prisoner was innocent...


Love out of bounds

2009-10-13
I would suggest, "Love out of bounds", which would mean both love without limits and love in exile, – but please don't change anything. It's good as it is.


PC OR NOT PC

2009-10-11
Remarkable and thought-provoking.


[Sep 29 2009] - Editorial Update

2009-10-01
Thanks a lot for keeping us updated! At least locally, our patience has so far been endless... so chances are it will just continue that way...


[Sep 29 2009] - Editorial Update

2009-10-01
Thanks a lot for keeping us updated! At least locally, our patience has so far been endless... so chances are it will just continue that way..


[Sep 29 2009] - Editorial Update

2009-10-01
Thanks a lot for keeping us updated! At least locally, our patience has so far been endless... so chances are it will just continue that way..


[Sep 29 2009] - Editorial Update

2009-10-01
Thanks a lot for keeping us updated! At least locally, our patience has so far been endless... so chances are it will just continue that way..


[Sep 29 2009] - Editorial Update

2009-10-01
Thanks a lot for keeping us updated! At least locally, our patience has so far been endless... so chances are it will just continue that way...


[Sep 29 2009] - Editorial Update

2009-10-01
Thanks a lot for keeping us updated! At least locally, our patience has so far been endless... so chances are it will just continue that way...


THE TIME DRAWS NIGH! PART 1 & PART 2.

2009-08-01
Can't you renew it? I hope you'll stay on.

Cheers!

Christian


Dance me to the end of love!

2009-07-16
It seems to me very modern and timeless...


Could We?

2009-05-24
Certainly!


First Star to the Right

2009-05-22
I agree.


As I Listen....

2009-04-26
There is nothing more powerful...


Souls Searching

2009-04-19
You remain our Queen of Poetry on this site, Kathy. Thank you.


Walk the Talk

2009-04-03
Very wisely written and almost compelling to limitless afterthought...


An Effort at a Summary of Some Shakespeare Problems (essay)

2009-03-19
I don't think this was a case of plagiarism but rather of necessity. I don't think the Marlowe/Shakespeare duplicity would ever have been established without an agreement between them. Mind you, Marlowe's poem "Hero and Leander" and the Shakespeare poem "Venus and Adonis" are twins, written about the same time as if "both" authors knew the other poem by heart, Marlowe's poem having been registered in spring 1593, the "first" Shakespeare poem appearing only some weeks after Marlowe's exit. An agreement between them is to be suspected, since the "show had to go on" even if the main playwright had to be done without at least as a name. As I said, Shakspere never boosted his prestige himself, it was not done until after his death and only by Ben Jonson, who owed the success of his career to him. Thus the Shakespeare trademark could be regarded as a mere necessary formality - there had to be some visible name for the scenes, and Will Shakespeare was a chap reliable enough as a business man and actor to be counted on to keep up the necessary appearances. He was regardful enough to quietly retire from the stage after the appearance of the "Sonnets".


Ode to the West Wind

2009-03-18
Indeed!


Lost the Plot!

2009-03-13
The world has always been mad. The exceptions have always been those individuals that became aware of it.


At the Sonmarg Glacier

2009-03-02
Dear Zoya, I was there too, in the Kargil war May 1999. I completely understand your feelings and feel very happy to be able to share them...Yes, we ARE the world in the realization of our almost non-existent importance to it as the smallest cogs – and so all humanity is no more than that.


Sometimes

2009-02-25
Deeply touching, especially to all those of us who knew him... Compassion is inevitable.


The old maid's song

2009-02-23
Sadly I can't bring the tune in as well, a classic from 1961, especially brought to justice by The Kingston Trio and Marlene Dietrich (in German!) – hope you'll get a chance to hear it sometime... ("Where Have All the Flowers Gone...")


Our Auras

2009-02-16
Excellent! Bookmarked.