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A Spaniel's Ear is a Fractal in the Wind

 
 
Reply Mon 29 Nov, 2004 10:27 am
A spaniel's ear
is a fractal
in the wind.

Ocean bed,
coastline complicated.

Measure mine-yoot,
shifting curls,
chestnut shades,

bimbo blonde
meets
grandma's mahogany

ears,
flapping in the breeze,
tongues on fire

clear windows
to the sole.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 29 Nov, 2004 09:14 pm
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:04 pm
Cav, the poem is a spanielerfous picture of a dog hanging out the window whose long and strawberry ears are beyond measure.

What a treasure, this.
The form in which you chose to
Honor your Cav,
From sole to soul,
Is dear and droll.
Two tongues that hear like angels.

Love it!
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:08 pm
Why thank you Letty. Wink
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:42 pm
You're quite welcome, TO. A bit of log rollin' never hurt anyone. Pork barrel perhaps, but all is fair in poetry and politics..hee hee.

Incidentally, what does fractal mean? I could have looked it up but I had much rather you tell me.

If Gone With the Wind was made today, Jes and I decided it that Clark would have said:

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a ----!
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:43 pm
and that should be "....if Gone with the Wind WERE made today....." Rolling Eyes
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:51 pm
This isn't a bad site on fractals Letty: http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Edu/Fractal/Fractal_Home.html
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:53 pm
I highly recommend the 'Why Fractals?' section...
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 01:03 pm
Wow! That was a fantastic site, Cav. But, but, but, you're the one who couldn't even balance a checkbook! Fractal from the Latin, "to break".
I'll need to go back and review that information.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 01:11 pm
Art and math, while trying to form a relationship through fractals despite their Latin roots, still have not found their harmony, it seems.I can 'balance' a chechbook quite fine, on my fingertips. Ask me to manage money, that is a different story.
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 01:26 pm
Well, it was forced upon me, Cav. Hate it. Guess what. I have to go and do bank stuff as we speak.

Wonder where Kelly went? Do ya reckon those Brit insurgents got him?

Back later, my friend.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 01:41 pm
Hope to see you later. I have just done some invoicing myself and am wondering when the money will be in my hands. I hate it too.

I'm hoping Kelly shall return. He may be lurking. I'm pretty sure he can defend himself against insurgents.
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 04:15 pm
Cav, how long do people have before they pay you for your services? Thirty days?

I have had the weirdest afternoon. Just found out that my cell phone folks have been sold as well as my plastic provider. Customer reps had no idea what was going on.

Kept getting bumped all day with my isp, and my theory is that they hope I'll upgrade and are deliberately screwing up. At one point my kpbs were down to 4.0.

Who shall we blame all this crap on? Evil or Very Mad

I think I need a drink.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 06:13 pm
Letty, I demand at least a 50% deposit if jobs are booked well in advance, and 75% if they are more last minute, or in peak season. Then the balance is paid on the day of the event, no exceptions.

That is weird about your cell phone and your plastic...my dad had a similar experience with a business phone company. They offered great deals, then just went belly up without warning.
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 06:47 pm
and that's the way it should be, Cav. The conglomerates in America are always changing faces to keep one off balance. I don't keep a running balance, sooooooooo.

I just stay on the damn phone all the time. Hate it; hate it; hate every minute of it.

This has been one helluvan evening, too. Responded to someone's post
concerning nursery rhymes used to teach children. The creator was French, and wanted songs about body parts. Shocked

who said I didn't try and keep up with folks from all over.. Hee hee.




French; written By: unknown; copyright unknown; English Translation
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tête
Je te plumerai la tête
Et la tête, et la tête
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai le nez
Je te plumerai le nez
Et le nez, et le nez
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai les yeux
Je te plumerai les yeux
Et les yeux, et les yeux
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai le cou
Je te plumerai le cou
Et le cou, et le cou
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai les ailes
Je te plumerai les ailes
Et les ailes, et les ailes
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai le dos
Je te plumerai le dos
Et le dos, et le dos
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai les pattes
Je te plumerai les pattes
Et les pattes, et les pattes
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la queue
Je te plumerai la queue
Et la queue, et la queue
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

English Translation: Alouette means "Lark", so you will find it is much harder to sing this song in English since "lark" has only one syllable, while Alouette has four. The song is actually about "plucking" the feathers (plumage) from a lark, presumably in preparation for cooking. A lark is considered to be a small "game bird" (a game bird is a bird considered to be suitable for food, like the coot, dove, grouse, hazel hen, mud hen, partridge, pigeon, plover, quail, rail, snipe, thrush, and woodcock).
Lark, nice Lark (or Lark, lovely Lark)
Lark, I am going to pluck you
I am going to pluck your head,
I am going to pluck your head,
And the head, and the head,
O-o-o-o-oh

All the verses are the same except the part of the body.
The usual ones are
La tête - the head
Le nez - the nose
Les yeux - the eyes
Le cou - the neck
Les ailes - the wings
Le dos - the back
Les pattes - the legs
Le queue - the tail
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 06:49 pm
p.s. Do me a favor and PM me. Things are strange there. Want to see if I can get it and respond.
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kellyvinal
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 06:53 am
Nice, Cav! ummm... 'Sole' as in shoe, 'Sole' as in fish, or 'soul' as in that shriveled blackened little thing that dwells within?

And no, I am mightier than those rascally insurents :-)
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 07:22 am
Sole as in 'soul', and also in 'sole', one unique being, alone in their majesty. Mind you, he has chewed the odd shoe, but not since he was a puppy. Smile
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kellyvinal
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 07:29 am
Ahhh sole food :-)
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 09:47 am
Being from Nawth Carolina, Kelly would know about hominy grits and collard greens, Cav.
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