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ratdog2112
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#280503 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Love is not a thing to understand,
Love is not a thing to feel,
Love is not a thing to give or receive,
Love is a thing only to become
And eternally be.

-Sri Chinmoy
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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ratdog2112
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#281175 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Mother

Thank you, Mother
Your like a melody of life,
A small flame that warm me alive.
But now that piece of music is lifeless,
As the soul, the heart, the inspirational,
Were lost into time.

Oh memories!
Oh Mother!

--Phuc Phan

(You shall be missed, We love you)
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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Wundurland
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#281205 7 months, 3 weeks ago
When I too long have looked upon your face,
Wherein for me a brightness unobscured
Save by the mists of brightness has its place,
And terrible beauty not to be endured,
I turn away reluctant from your light,
And stand irresolute, a mind undone,
A silly, dazzled thing deprived of a sight
From having looked too long upon the sun.
Then is my daily life a narrow room
In which a little while, uncertainly,
Surrounded by impenetrable gloom,
Among familiar things grown strange to me
Making my way, I pause, and feel, and hark,
Til I become accustomed to the dark.

-Edna St. Vincent Millay
...was staring at the little blotch of sunshine with a special intensity, considering lying down in it.

-JD Salinger
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ratdog2112
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#281498 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Inside is your Heart

Inside there is a fire
Burning out of control.
Inside is a passion
So fierce you can't contain.
Inside emotions and memeories
Float around and influence like an inspirational word.
Inside is a monster
Competing with your thoughts.
But inside is your heart
Which shows you the right way.

--Mike Anderson
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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nycdave
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#282564 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Wooden Horse

I came out of the darkness
Holding one thing
A small white wooden horse
I'd been holding inside

And when I'm dead
If you could tell them this
That what was wood became alive
What was wood became alive

In the night the walls disappeared
In the day they returned
"I want to be a rider like my father"
Were the only words I could say

And when I'm dead
If you could tell them this
That what was wood became alive
What was wood became alive

Alive and I fell under
A moving piece of sun, freedom

I came out of the darkness
Holding one thing
I know I have this power
I am afraid I may be killed

And when I'm dead
If you could tell them this
That what was wood became alive
What was wood became alive

~ Suzanne Vega
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SunshineSue
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Life is sweeter for this!

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#282585 7 months, 2 weeks ago
The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.



By Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks

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ratdog2112
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#282612 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Mother O' Mine

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
I know who's love would follow me still,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
I know who's tears would come down to me,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know who's prayers would make me whole,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!

--Rudyard Kipling
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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ratdog2112
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#285525 7 months ago
We dream -- it is good we are dreaming --
It would hurt us -- were we awake --
But since it is playing -- kill us,
And we are playing -- shriek --

What harm? Men die -- externally --
It is a truth -- of Blood --
But we -- are dying in Drama --
And Drama -- is never dead --

Cautious -- We jar each other --
And either -- open the eyes --
Lest the Phantasm -- prove the Mistake --
And the livid Surprise

Cool us to Shafts of Granite --
With just an Age -- and Name --
And perhaps a phrase in Egyptian --
It's prudenter -- to dream --

Emily Dickinson
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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ratdog2112
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#288553 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Do not weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow,
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the field of ripeing grain,
I am the morning hush,
I am the graceful rush of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night,
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room,
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

-Mary Elizabeth Frye
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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ratdog2112
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#289504 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Amber Glow

Red and yellow painted leaves
hang idly within the trees
They break and sail along the breeze
As fires of Autumn's time

They dance and surf upon the ground
Overlap each other with ruffling sound
A setting I am glad I found
As fires of Autumn's time

Like fires of the Autumn season
they leap and dance without a reason
A factor of Autumns many seasons
As fires of Autumn's time'

The grey clouds break, the sun appears
The dancing leaves appear to sere
These flames its kept for many years
As fires of Autumn's time


Wesley Mincin
"What I like best about music is when time goes away."
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