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Sing to me Calliope...

 
 
Letty
 
Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 01:14 pm

Infuse me with thy voice.
Make me feel thy sacred touch
That offers me no choice

I do not want my life to be
Deprived of everything,
So lift your Grecian stony arms
Reverberate and ring.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 01:27 pm
@Letty,
It's nice that you're posting poetry again Lettyhttp://img132.imageshack.us/img132/447/applausey.gif
Letty
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 01:35 pm
@panzade,
I guess it took that kid's chastisement to invoke the muse, panz.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 02:17 pm
@Letty,
You mean Little Lord Robert?

Yeah...he's pretty special
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 02:17 pm
There is not enough original writing on a2k these days. Thanks for the poem, letty.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 02:22 pm
@panzade,
If you have something to say to me say it to my face, instead of making snide comments about me to others panzade.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 02:26 pm
@Letty,
thanks, miss letty for writing again.

I miss it, even if I don't write one in return.

mebbe tonight...
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 02:26 pm
@Robert Gentel,
you're just amazingly totally wrong...how could you misinterpret what I wrote?

You ARE special and I have nothing but respect for you and what you do....so put away your anger-stick.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 02:28 pm
@panzade,
I'm not angry, I have no idea what your aforementioned grudge against me is about, I just find your snide comments cowardly.

And don't play dumb, "Little Lord Robert" is hardly a compliment.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 02:31 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I'll repeat...I have no grudge...and I meant no snideness.
You could search all the threads and never find one negative comment I have EVER made about you.
I said you were special in a good way...what don't you understand about that?

I never thought you would take Little Lord in a negative way...apologies for the poor word choice...and let's let it go.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 03:41 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:
I never thought you would take Little Lord in a negative way...apologies for the poor word choice...and let's let it go.


Fair enough.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 04:44 pm
@Letty,
Letty - if those 2 gentlemen are quite finished with their exchange, I want to say I really, really, liked your poem. I'm not sure if this Roman statue really represented Calliope or another muse, Clio, but nobody else seems to know either so this picture should do:
http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_images/marshall/marshall15.jpg
PS I know you said "Grecian" and I'll try to find a Greek one, Roman was the first one to come up.
Letty
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 04:58 pm
@High Seas,
I wasn't certain either, H.S. I had to search it out. Ah, how long ago we did illustrated poetry. To me, a calliope was like a steam organ

Thank you all for your input. Craven/Robert and I both love Edgar A. Poe. I still get my book the kids gave me and look back through it.

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jul, 2009 07:42 pm
@High Seas,
High Seas wrote:
... if those 2 gentlemen are quite finished with their exchange...


Mea culpa, if panzade didn't mean it that way I'll take his word for it. I quit smoking a few days ago and am told I'm more than a bit more irritable about things right now so I'll take the blame for this one.
Letty
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 07:06 am
@Robert Gentel,
Expensive aren't they Craven/Robert. You should do your poetry bit, my young friend, as should the mooseman.

http://www.trains-usa.com/images/LIO%2011041.jpg

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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 08:08 am
@High Seas,
That muse is Clio indeed, HS.

Here is Calliope, the beautiful-voiced:

http://icalliope.com/Imagi/muse.calliope.jpg
Letty
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 09:38 am
@Francis,
lyric poetry was meant to be sung
Just as the bells were meant to be rung

As the raven once did fly
ebony in a dark knight's sky

Da Fada of the Portuguese
The heart of music,
sounds that please

The ear doth listen,
The timpani drum,
A white night moon
An eclipse of the sun
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High Seas
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 02:19 pm
@Francis,
Literally though her name means "beautiful appearance". She was the first-born of all the 9 muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (meaning "Memory", another great name), and if you read the whole text you'll see Zeus really got around with the ladies >
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0021:text=Library:book=1:chapter=3
Quote:
.....ἐκ δὲ Μνημοσύνης μούσας, πρώτην μὲν Καλλιόπην, εἶτα Κλειὼ Μελπομένην Εὐτέρπην Ἐρατὼ Τερψιχόρην Οὐρανίαν Θάλειαν Πολυμνίαν.

> if Apollodorus is to be believed. Calliope is said to be the mother of Orpheus.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 02:27 pm
@Francis,
Saw that statue in the Vatican earlier this year.


Really a very nice poem, Letty!
Letty
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 02:47 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Thank you, Walter. High Seas, are we talking about Calliope or Clio?

Orpheus and Euridice

http://www.thanasis.com/orph01r.jpg

Come Euridice,
Follow me.
Listen to my harp of love.

I'll guide you from this underworld
And let no serpent fangs unfurl
To take thy life
Majorca pearl


 

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