‘If I heed your words that is all
that I shall ever have.
If I have no sword
where then shall I seek peace?
A sword might win a Peace’s time from tumult;
no peace have the hungry,
and so the Peace is made from the work of gathered days
the many’s many choices.’ – Graydon Saunders and Jo Walton, ‘Theodwyn’s Rede’.
Sword, or in this case, Swerde
Then sir Bedwere departed and wente to the swerde and lyghtly toke hit up, and so he wente unto the watirs syde. And there he bounde the gyrdyll aboute the hyltis, and threw the swerde as farre into the watire as he myght. And there cam an arme and an honde above the watir, and toke hit and cleyght hit, and hoke his thryse and braundysshed, and than vanysshed with the swerde into the watir.
The Morte Arthur - Malory
By the way, the spelling is correct, I'm not drunk.Scratch that, I am drunk (or nearly), but the spelling is STILL correct. Don't worry about the spelling - you can use bound, lightly, water, girdle, hilt, hand, brandished etc.
He turns not back who is bound to a star
Leonardo da Vinci
Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art---
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors---
No---yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillowed upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever---or else swoon in death.
I am so excited about the coming movie, named Bright Star after this sonnet. So, so excited. There will be a thread on the library page eventually. Hopefully there are some other Keats fan girls here.
"Life is like a glass of cordial... Erin hates it" ~ Anonymous
Life, don't talk to me about life.
Marvin the Paranoid Android, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Coming to this thread is like walking into a deserted room now. I suppose nothing lasts forever... *sigh*
I'm still here!
"The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept."
Since I have started studying the unconscious, I have become so interesting to myself.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers
A Woman is like an artichoke, you must work hard to get to her heart.
-Inspector Jacques Clouseau
"At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts." - Amélie Poulain
I love that movie :-"
A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it's you and me together forever and
never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart...
Maybe this time, for the first time, love won't hurry away. He will hold me fast, I'll be holding my glass. Not a loser, anymore, like the last time... and the time before.
“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it”
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.
William Shakespeare - Othello
Chuck: Was this really an act of kindness? Me, here? Were you really trying to do something good for no other reason than to help me?
Ned: I was being selfish. I’d love to tell myself I was being unselfish, but I know deep down in my primal weak spot I was being unselfish for selfish reasons. I just thought my world would be a better place if you were in it.
Ned (The Pie-Maker), Pushing Daisies (tv show)
Wow, it's been over a year since this game was updated. Sad. So, which I'm here I'll continue. Lots of good words in Zier's quote, but I'll go with one the allows me to quote Blake.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
Oooh, I like this game!
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
"I heard there was a secret chord/That David played, and it pleased the Lord. /But you don't really care for music, do you? /It goes like this/The fourth, the fifth/The minor fall, the major lift/The baffled king composing Hallelujah."
Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah
Gorgeous song - how can you not love it?
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.
Eight for a wish,
Nine for a kiss,
Ten for a bird,
You must not miss.
Magpie counting nursery ryhme
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
“I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
"I just got lost/Every river that I've tried to cross/And every door I ever tried was locked/And I'm just waiting till the shine wears off" - Coldplay, Lost