jjorge
 
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Reply Mon 7 May, 2012 05:02 am
@msolga,
SEVERAL interesting comments here that I want to respond to but I'm flying out the door to a meeting . (more later)

msolga, the exact E,D. quotation was from a letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson who was 'sort of' an advisor to her:

"When I state myself, as the Representative of the Verse it does not mean me but a supposed person"

Here is one of many E. D. poems I like:

#561

I measure every Grief I meet
With narrow, probing, Eyes
I wonder if It weighs like Mine
Or has an Easier size.

I wonder if They bore it long
Or did it just begin
I could not tell the Date of Mine
It feels so old a pain

I wonder if it hurts to live
And if They have to try
And whether could They choose between
It would not be to die

I note that Some gone patient long
At length, renew their smile
An imitation of a Light
That has so little Oil

I wonder if when Years have piled
Some Thousands on the Harm
That hurt them early such a lapse
Could give them any Balm

Or would they go on aching still
Through Centuries of Nerve
Enlightened to a larger Pain
In Contrast with the Love

The Grieved are many I am told
There is the various Cause
Death is but one and comes but once
And only nails the eyes

There's Grief of Want and Grief of Cold
A sort they call 'Despair'
There's Banishment from native Eyes
In sight of Native Air

And though I may not guess the kind
Correctly yet to me
A piercing Comfort it affords
In passing Calvary

To note the fashions of the Cross
And how they're mostly worn
Still fascinated to presume
That Some are like My Own
-Emily Dickinson
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 7 May, 2012 07:25 am
@jjorge,
Beautiful.

Thanks, Jorge.
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jjorge
 
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Reply Mon 7 May, 2012 07:06 pm
@msolga,
"...Have you considered writing one about Conway?..."

Nope! LOL!

@Roger and Edgar
Don't know if Twitty was a jerk or not, but it sounds like he behaved like a jerk with both of you!
One of the things I have heard for years about country music singers is that they are supposedly nicer to their fans than non-country stars. Maybe that's not true?

-jj
roger
 
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Reply Mon 7 May, 2012 07:47 pm
@jjorge,
I kind of think it was more a matter of staying in character.

Now that I think of it, I remember a parody of the guy. The movie had Ann Margaret, which was enough for me, but also included a remarkably similar character named Conrad Birdy. It was kind of a cute flick.

ETA: I'm pretty sure it was called "Bye Bye Birdie" if anyone is interested.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 7 May, 2012 07:52 pm
@jjorge,
I continued to like Conway. I can overlook a few faults if the person in question delivers otherwise. I read that Conway had more top ten country songs than any other artist.
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