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Re: Rain!

Postby Diane » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:03 pm

mat wrote Hudson wrote: a near naked native Argentinian Indian exposed to the elements...says,"You know what it is like when you go out in the cold all rugged up and the cold hits your face...yet you are warm and the rain and cold are refreshing and pleasant;
well, my whole body is my face."
Imaginary wrote: I discovered the unexpected pleasure of feeling exposed to the rain (which is mostly soft and misty here) without being wet or cold.
Tchoc wrote Billie Holiday wrote:Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
Troyanovich wrote:love is a word, warm like rain
we belong in the rain


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Violet wrote e.e. cummings wrote:(i do not know what is is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
(oops i just posted two posts but the first is on the previous page...)
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Re: Rain!

Postby Diane » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:08 pm

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you can't melt it down in the rain.


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Re: Rain!

Postby Violet » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:30 pm


Beautiful, Diane. (it could be Ophelia)

.. here's a rendition of a song that came to my mind for this thread..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-SZidO6dgA
FULL SCREEN..
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Re: Rain!

Postby Diane » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:12 pm

Ah, Violet, I adore the energy and style of Tina Turner. Have seen her a couple of times in concert. Amazing woman.

That's an interesting mix of the song. Yeah, I can't stand the rain.

Bit of a tangent here, but as David Bowie has featured a bit on this forum lately, here's a fabulous old vid of him with Tina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of1HV4b0ccg
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Re: Rain!

Postby Violet » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:42 pm


.. the thin white duke is looking quiet elegant there, isn't he?

almost an apparition.
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Re: Rain!

Postby Diane » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:40 am

(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
- e.e. cummings

Those haunting lines reminded me of Sandra from Chile who posts here from time to time. She compiled a poetry book entitled Lluvia/Rain.

Sandra wrote:

la lluvia ha borrado el pasado
con sus pequenas manos


the rain has erased the past
with her small hands


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Re: Rain!

Postby Violet » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:16 am

Diane wrote: nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands
- e.e. cummings

Sandra wrote:

la lluvia ha borrado el pasado
con sus pequenas manos


the rain has erased the past
with her small hands
interesting, too, how different they are.. the first conjuring, through negation, some ineffable quality of the beloved; the second, time as it gently moves us forward.
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Re: Rain!

Postby Diane » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:38 am

...and that's a marvellous word, "ineffable". Alan Watts said he wished to speak the unspeakable, scrute the inscrutable and eff the ineffable:-)

Thanks everso, Violet. Nos da.
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Re: Rain!

Postby Violet » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:20 am


Diane, even though I’ve posted this sequence elsewhere, it’s just so perfect for this thread.

.. I just wiki’d it, and see it’s been described as “perhaps the most moving death soliloquy in cinematic history.” I have to agree. It often comes to mind for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7Ga7qTLDU
FULL SCREEN..

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attacked ships on
fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the
dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost
in time.. like tears in rain. Time to die.


from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner
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Re: Rain!

Postby deniss » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:31 pm

Perhaps you may look up the poem by Jacques Prevert, "Barbara".. Translation or in French.
The first lines....

"Remember Barbara
It rained endlessly on Brest that day
And you walked smiling
Radiant, enchanted, dripping wet
In the rain....."

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