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Let's Marry...

Post by marjoram_blues » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:21 am

...Novels with Poetry

Take A Novel Approach - from the Scottish Poetry Library; recommendations to pair up popular novels with contemporary poetry collections to get to the heart of each one.

One combo from the list:

Novel: The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
Poetry: The Book of Blood - Vicki Feaver. Excerpt:

We still haven't touched
only lain side by side
the half stories of our half lives

http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk
look under 'Learn' > New to Poetry

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While we're here...
Any similar ideas to help anyone ' New to Philosophy' ?
Can we Marry a novel, or character, to a certain philosophy-er - or vice verse-ah...
Lying side by side...touching thoughts. To reach the heart of each one.

'Happy St. Valentine's Day !' 8)

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by uwot » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:44 am

Waaaah! No Valentine cards. Oh well, I shall console myself with your proposal of marriage, marjoram_blues.

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by marjoram_blues » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:30 pm

uwot wrote:Waaaah! No Valentine cards. Oh well, I shall console myself with your proposal of marriage, marjoram_blues.
:lol:
Aw, uwot hunnikins - I think ah luvs ye - better watch out :wink:

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by uwot » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:39 am

marjoram_blues wrote:Aw, uwot hunnikins - I think ah luvs ye - better watch out :wink:
Me or you? Either way, thank you; you made my day and me blush.

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by marjoram_blues » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:36 am

uwot wrote:
marjoram_blues wrote:Aw, uwot hunnikins - I think ah luvs ye - better watch out :wink:
Me or you? Either way, thank you; you made my day and me blush.
Hmmm, I had thought you...but perhaps I meant me...
Or both; but that consolidates a 'We'...

A pleasure in making a day dawn rosy-fingered

And marrying sense and sensibility
Joining arts in unholy matrimony
As science ponders physicality of
The Painting *
Venus strokes the wings of Love
Mirroring Milton's masque
Comus
The Lady tempted by Desire
Remains Rational and Detached
Too bad

* 'The Dawn of Love' - William Etty

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by uwot » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:28 pm

marjoram_blues wrote:The Lady tempted by Desire
Remains Rational and Detached
Too bad
Ah well; we'll always have yesterday.

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by marjoram_blues » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:11 pm

uwot wrote:
marjoram_blues wrote:The Lady tempted by Desire
Remains Rational and Detached
Too bad
Ah well; we'll always have yesterday.
:lol:

Gone with the Wind.
Tomorrow is another day.

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by marjoram_blues » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:42 am

1. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby ( book and film)
2. Zoom - Simon Armitage ( poetry)
3. Philosopher ? Camus ? Any ideas ?

1. Character makes lists; funny way to bring order to midlife crisis: ' My desert-island all-time top 5 most memorable split-ups in chronological order'...' what came first the music or the misery...'

2.
I have not bummed across America
with only a dollar to spare, one pair
of busted Levi's and a bowie knife
I have lived with thieves in Manchester.

3. Camus
The world is never quiet,
Even its silence eternally resounds
With the same notes...

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Alternative Zoom:
I love Zoom by Fat Larry's Band; Oh zoom, you chased the day away...moonbeams dancin' in the afternoon...

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Re: Let's Marry...

Post by marjoram_blues » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:01 am

OK, no longer the marriage broker am I. Not here anyway.
This idea is too great - gonna write me a book :wink:

Any potential contributors or co-authors welcome to contact me...
Editors..
Publishers...
Unmarried people...
The poor
The rich
The bored
The engaged...

I expect a bucket load of PMs to wade through - but first my Valentine cards and roses have to be sorted...
Chocolates to eat...

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