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Fifty Five – (‘Languor is upon your heart and the slumber is still on your eyes…’), Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (from Collection of Indian Poems)


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Languor is upon your heart and the slumber is still on your eyes.
Has not the word come to you that the flower is reigning in splendour among thorns? Wake, oh awaken! Let not the time pass in vain!
At the end of the stony path, in the country of virgin solitude my friend is sitting all alone. Deceive him not. Wake, oh awaken!
What if the sky pants and trembles with the heat of the midday sun—what if the burning sand spreads its mantle of thirst—
Is there no joy in the deep of your heart? At every footfall of yours, will not the harp of the road break out in sweet music of pain?

***Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (from Collection of Indian Poems)
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Quotation: Fyodor Dostoyevsky on Happiness


A fool with a heart and no brains is just as unhappy as a fool with brains and no heart.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Discuss

Theresa (poetic thought by George-B)


Theresa (poetic thought by George-B)

One day,
after falling in love 
with the most beautiful woman
I decided to praise her beauty in

a song
a poem
a portrait
a bust

I couldn’t find the tools…
So
I went on praising her in my heart, rather than

on paper
in a song
on canvas
or in a clay bust in a niche…

All in my heart the love for her remains and
sometimes: in a dream.

 

Quotation: L. Frank Baum about a having a heart


I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Discuss

Regina Spektor- Firewood w/ Lyrics


The piano is not firewood yet
They try to remember but still they forget
That the heart beats in threes
Just like a waltz
And nothing can stop you from dancing

Rise from your cold hospital bed
I’ll tell you, you’re not dying
Everyone knows you’re going to live
So you might as well start trying

The piano is not firewood yet
But the cold does get cold
So it soon might be that
I’ll take it apart, call up my friends
And we’ll warm up our hands by the fire

Don’t look so shocked
Don’t judge so harsh
You don’t know
You are only spying
Everyone knows it’s going to hurt
But at least we’ll get hurt trying

The piano is not firewood yet
But a heart can’t be helped
And it gathers regret
Someday you’ll wake up and feel a great pain
And you’ll miss every toy you ever owned

You’ll want to go back
You’ll wish you were small
Nothing can solve your crying
You’ll take the clock off of your wall
And you’ll wish that it was lying

Love what you have and you’ll have more love
You’re not dying
Everyone knows you’re going to love
Though there’s still no cure for crying
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Cat Stevens ( Trouble)



Trouble 
Oh trouble set me free 
I have seen your face 
And it’s too much too much for me 

Trouble 
Oh trouble can’t you see 
You’re eating my heart away 
And there’s nothing much left of me 

I’ve drunk your wine 
You have made your world mine 
So won’t you be fair 
So won’t you be fair 

I don’t want no more of you 
So won’t you be kind to me 
Just let me go where 
I’ll have to go there 

Trouble 
Oh trouble move away 
I have seen your face 
And it’s too much for me today 

Trouble 
Oh trouble can’t you see 
You have made me a wreck 
Now won’t you leave me in my misery 

I’ve seen your eyes 
And I can see death’s disguise 
Hangin’ on me 
Hangin’ on me 

I’m beat, I’m torn 
Shattered and tossed and worn 
Too shocking to see 
Too shocking to see 

Trouble 
Oh trouble move from me 
I have paid my debt 
Now won’t you leave me in my misery 

Trouble 
Oh trouble please be kind 
I don’t want no fight 
And I haven’t got a lot of time

Quotation: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) on Fear (fear of the UNKNOWN)


How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) on self trust


Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.

 Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)Discuss

What Today Has to Say: Washington Irving on ‘the true enchanter’


He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) Discuss

Alchemy: moments to jewels (my poetic thoughts)


Alchemy: moments to jewels

Alchemy: moments to jewels

alchemy: moments to jewels

the moments past are now my jewels
long time have they been polished
In the clean interstellar void, beyond…

The place I keep them  is no secret ,
the perfect  vault’s,  my heart ;
 from time to time I take few out to wear,
sometimes they’re meant as truthful gifts
for those who care…

Will the moments survive?

2012, copyright, poems, George-B, euzicasa

Quotation: Richard le Gallienne (1866-1947) on Good Samaritans’ Work


They are the good Samaritans that find us robbed of all our dreams by the roadside of life, bleeding and weeping and desolate; and such is their skill and wealth and goodness of heart, that they not only heal up our wounds, but restore to us the lost property of our dreams.

Richard le Gallienne (1866-1947) Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Washington Irving (1783-1859) – the nostalgia of friendship afar in time and space


 

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) Discuss

Quotation: Homer (900 BC -800BC)


Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC) Discuss

Today’s Quotation: George Eliot on Woman in a patriarchal society


A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

Dido – Life for Rent lyrics


“Life For Rent”

I haven’t ever really found a place that I call home
I never stick around quite long enough to make it
I apologize once again I’m not in love
But it’s not as if I mind
that your heart ain’t exactly breaking

It’s just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

I’ve always thought
that I would love to live by the sea
To travel the world alone
and live more simply
I have no idea what’s happened to that dream
Cos there’s really nothing left here to stop me

It’s just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

If my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

While my heart is a shield and I won’t let it down
While I am so afraid to fail so I won’t even try
Well how can I say I’m alive

If my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

If my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine 

Quotation of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island in a summer twilight … You find your soul then. You realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

Heart-shaped Frame in Frame ( my nature photography)


Heart-like Frame in Frame ( my nature photography)

Heart-like Frame in Frame ( my nature photography)