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by Jean Fournell
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 297
Views: 12030

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Vickie,

they most certainly are.

Galloping on the roads every day, with quite a lot of tourism around here (in addition to the local vehicles) two horses, one man, and two halters (no saddle nor bridle nor anything) if they weren't, that would pretty soon lead to dire consequences... :)
by Jean Fournell
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 297
Views: 12030

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

vlcoats wrote: As silly as they look, donkeys are the most sincere creatures. People often think of them as stubborn, dowdy, and dull as compared to a horse
My horses love donkeys.
by Jean Fournell
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

The Fool: 11.0 – A poem

Seated meditation

Steady moonlight,
calm and clear,
pervading the floods of the mind.
The waves, even as they are breaking,
turn into light.

Based on Zazen, by Eihei Dôgen (1200 - 1253)
by Jean Fournell
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Avalanche
Replies: 18
Views: 20942

Re: Avalanche

What to say about Avalanche ? Trying to find a woman behind the song, I failed at reading Esmeralda into it (with Quasimodo in the role of the hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris), and then gave up. Searching for phallic symbols of poor masculine performance in the hunchback, the cripple, and the ugly ...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Rilke's last poem
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Rilke's last poem

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926) died of leukaemia, in the sanatorium Valmont sur Territet in Switzerland. He had asked his doctor not to be informed of the diagnosis. This last poem (untitled) was written an estimated ten days before his death. Komm du, du letzter, den ich anerkenne, heilloser Schm...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

The Fool: 11 – A difficult step

Das Karussel Jardin du Luxembourg Rainer Maria Rilke (Paris, Juni 1906) Mit einem Dach und seinem Schatten dreht sich eine kleine Weile der Bestand von bunten Pferden, alle aus dem Land, das lange zögert, eh es untergeht. Zwar manche sind an Wagen angespannt, doch alle haben Mut in ihren Mienen; ei...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 297
Views: 12030

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Supposedly all living things have a purpose, but what exactly is the purpose of thistle? From the point of view of this question, I'd distinguish two categories of thistles: those whose purpose it is to be food for others (with the sub-category of artichokes as food for humans), and those whose pur...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

Re: The Fool: 10 – A connoisseur

Just an aside: The picture on the painter's invitation was used by sheer plagiarism — vile, mean plagiarism! In reality, it is a horse-nose calligraphy (earth on caravan window), come about in the night of 3rd to 4th March 2012, and presumably wrought by this young Camargue: Thaligraphy.jpg Unless i...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

The Fool: 10 – A connoisseur

Je trouvai enfin un Dictionnaire de rimes et une Encyclopédie des sciences occultes dans laquelle je me plongeai, non sans boire après chaque article, avec les délices que l'on éprouve toujours à trouver plus sot que soi. (Lastly, I found a Rhyming Dictionary and an Encyclopaedia of Occult Sciences ...
by Jean Fournell
Mon May 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: As time goes by —
Replies: 1
Views: 423

As time goes by —

As time goes by — ... and she's there where the light and the darkness divide... If we don't know that there is good and bad, and what they are, we can't choose our side (admitting that sides can be chosen). If we don't know that there is knowing about good and bad and not-knowing, we can't choose ...
by Jean Fournell
Mon May 22, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

The Fool: 9.3 – A statement

"Just strike sail, my little gee-gee, this one here you cannot manage. Come, I'll walk you line in hand, and do not fret about it." Where had this word come from? There was a small, warm-hearted breeze blowing through the fool's mind, and he sensed a wild joy rumbling inside him and performing such ...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

The Fool: 9.2 – A useless piece of advice

. "Grazing is rather easy, too: Of course it is nonsense for the horse to pull the reins out of your hand in order to graze; and of course it is nonsense for you to prevent it from grazing. Tell it to graze, and tell it to let you hold the reins. If both of you give the other what he needs, then bo...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

The Fool: 9.1 – A calming hand

. "To have a calming hand lying somewhere on the horse: This helps the horse, in case of uncanny phenomena, to delete the traces of provenance — that is, to ground them in such a fashion that no leftover adrenaline residues remain." "Hm-mh... — And then, what do you mean by traces of provenance?" "...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: For a moment
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: For a moment

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Convincing mindscapes
Very much to my liking
Precise, no ado
by Jean Fournell
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

The Fool: 9 – A few banalities

. The discovery that you are the unrepeatable center of your own vision is simultaneous with the discovery that I am the center of my own. James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games . Back with the horse "Something has happened", the fool said to his horse, and the horse looked at him. Not the sligh...

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