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by mat james
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 60530

Re: Melbourne Story

Well written, for this scribbler, me.

I see the Eureka Stockade in this bloke of yours, Boss.
Sometimes the new traditions surpass and refresh the old.

Mat.
by mat james
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 60530

Re: Melbourne Story

Hi Adam, This is the guts of the article. It questions our ground rules. I like to question our axioms and "truths". It is often our axiomatic perspectives that drive us nuts. Anyway, this is one (Indian) man's view of our problematic perspectives with regard to the "god" issue. He is suggesting (to...
by mat james
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: She...
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: She...

Somehow, Karen, the rhythm and topic of your poem took me of this long forgotten classic. Ahh, Love is such a whim of fortune (Fortunata) The Green Eye of the Yellow God by J. Milton Hayes There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu, There's a little marble cross below the town; There's...
by mat james
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 60530

Re: Melbourne Story

With regard to your thinking; this is an interesting Indo-perspective/tangent, Boss.

http://devdutt.com/articles/world-mytho ... rsion.html

MatbbgJ
by mat james
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 81845

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

The Land Of Plenty" Don’t really know who sent me To raise my voice and say: May the lights in The Land of Plenty Shine on the truth some day. I don’t know why I come here, Knowing as I do, What you really think of me, What I really think of you. For the millions in a prison, That wealth has set apa...
by mat james
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 81845

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Hi Diane, The ordinary is always the exceptional in disguise. ...well that is a great definition of the word "quotidian". ;) I have never heard of Michael Foley; but what he says is very mundane for a subversively quotidian type of guy! All jokes aside, he seems to be onto something. We all need to ...
by mat james
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Still
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Still

Can you tell us more about that event?
or would that ruin the poem/memory?

Mat.
by mat james
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 81845

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Why is a raven like a writing desk?
I like this answer below I found on Wiki:

because, "Poe wrote on both,"

Ha! That is so clever!
by mat james
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 81845

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Well, that link sheds new light on the Raven(s). ;-) I like the term "trickster", tchoc; it seems non-judgmental; in a nature/natural sort of way. It seems to allow us to enter into a new perspective. I read once that "Truth" was either delusion or illusion; maybe the "trickster" assists with the br...
by mat james
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 81845

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

"the Houdini of Despair" Tchoc, I think that is the most wonderful definition of Leonard Cohen that I have come across. I assume it is original Tchoc poetry? I suppose Cohen would suggest that it was his "longing" that made him desperate (despair) and g~d's "mercy" (communion) that gave him his Houd...
by mat james
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: rusty old and beautiful
Replies: 245
Views: 59807

Re: rusty old and beautiful

ManicBlack I squat by the Quarter Moon; I am dark void and I am light, both emanating and reflecting. My mood may be today’s or tomorrow's varied sunshine, or scattered stardust or various moon cycles of the night; from no moon to new moon to full moon; but here, right now, I squat by the Quarter M...
by mat james
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Interview with a Gardener
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Re: Interview with a Gardener

Well, since you are "doing the work" of building a poem, (or tilling the soil of this poesy,) I will take the plunge and add my two-bob's worth. But was it pity he felt, or the contempt of a man The first verse implies no pity by this observer, Jimmy. Just "contempt". I would work on this line above...
by mat james
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: and then there was the day even words were gone
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: and then there was the day even words were gone

Love the intro, Cate. I look forward to the unfolding
by mat james
Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Still
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Still

Beautiful sweep through melancholy, silvergreen. :cry:

MatbbgJ
by mat james
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 81845

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Without risk, life loses its excitement:-) So hang on a mo, Mat and Tchoc! I am still on Secret Life. Diane Me too, Diane; and thanks for your interesting and reassuring post, reminding me of the beauty of our dark nights. Before the hopeless, wounded and secretive heart can love anyone or anything...

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