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Initial post: 11 Apr 2014 00:32:56 BDT
Spin says:
The softies must hit the hay...Their teddy bears would not forgive them if they stayed up after 12...

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 00:59:21 BDT
Anita says:
Midnight
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone..........

<Cats>

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 04:40:31 BDT
light says:
Maybe the softies have a hardie and they are not sleeping ;o)

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 05:12:57 BDT
Withnail says:
Who is a softy? Getting up at 4.30 every morning, that's proper hard, staying up late is for teenagers and the under employed.

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 23:41:33 BDT
Spin says:
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Posted on 12 Apr 2014 09:46:02 BDT
Kleist says:
'Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.''

Edgar Allan Poe

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:02:03 BDT
The Raven?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:23:05 BDT
Kleist says:
Yes. I love Poe.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:24:36 BDT
Kleist says:
'And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!'

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:32:32 BDT
Kleist says:
I take it that the superstitious horror generated by the appearance of the brooding black bird casts a gloomy shadow over reason and sanity (the pallid bust of Pallas being Pallas Athena, or just Athena, often considered goddess of wisdom, justice, civilisation, mathematics and, I suppose, light).

Poe takes this to be an incurable state: 'Nevermore' lifted out of that shadow once cast.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:43:23 BDT
If some of the posts here an indication of the effects of superstitious horror, then it certainly appears to be a degenerative condition for some.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:44:28 BDT
http://dotsub.com/view/58591756-7128-488c-bfe9-22463d46d907

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:58:18 BDT
My favourite of which I can remember a little (once again my complete works is in the lockup!?)

Gaily bedite, the gallant knight
In sunshine and in shadow
Da di da di dum di dee!! (as one does)
....
In search of Eldorado

Once upon a time I could recite the whole thing. Such is memory loss with age!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 10:59:22 BDT
I seem to recall that Poe had serious psychiatric problems...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 11:50:51 BDT
James Caan used it in a western with John Wayne, the film was called
El Dorado.

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

Edgar Allan Poe

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 11:51:54 BDT
Nestov Vipers says:
"I seem to recall that Poe had serious psychiatric problems..."

There's another kind?

Boom boom tsch...

couldn't resist, sorry

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 12:24:51 BDT
Kleist says:
'In reply to your post on 12 Apr 2014 10:59:22 BDT

Nestov Vipers says:

I seem to recall that Poe had serious psychiatric problems... '

Yes, he certainly did. The drink and (allegedly) drugs didn't help much. But he was still a genius despite (or perhaps because of) that.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 13:27:22 BDT
I remember the film and loved the poem ...

I remember reading his collected works and thinking that the poems were OK and the stories better but when I reread tham I have come to the conclusion that some of his poetry is simply peerless. I still get that swell of emotion when I reread your posting of Eldorado.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 13:28:20 BDT
Did he commit suicide?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 13:50:06 BDT
Kleist says:
It is rumoured but the evidence is inconclusive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Edgar_Allan_Poe

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 14:05:36 BDT
Hmmmm.. I read that through (thanks) and noted at the end that
"In 1941, Arthur Hobson Quinn presented evidence that Griswold had forged and re-written a number of Poe's letters that were included in his "Memoir of the Author". By then, Griswold's depiction of Poe was entrenched in the mind of the public, not only in America but around the world, and this distorted image of Poe has become part of the Poe legend despite attempts to dispel it."

Shame... loved his work...

Posted on 12 Apr 2014 23:08:25 BDT
Spin says:
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Posted on 12 Apr 2014 23:16:00 BDT
Ian says:
Can we agree that nobody will post in this forum unless it's after midnight where you are?

Spin; you're in England so you have to wait another 45 minutes until you can post.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 23:30:47 BDT
Spin says:
Ian; No, I am not in England.

Posted on 13 Apr 2014 08:53:32 BDT
Thank goodness for that... there is hope for this 'green and pleasant land' yet...
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