December 10, 2009

Ave Maria Plena Gratia

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--Description: 19th C, Wilde O., Christianity, Christmas, Hope, Sonnet--


Was this His coming! I had hoped to see
A scene of wondrous glory, as was told
Of some great God who in a rain of gold
Broke open bars and fell on Danae:
Or a dread vision as when Semele
Sickening for love and unappeased desire
Prayed to see God's clear body, and the fire
Caught her white limbs and slew her utterly:
With such glad dreams I sought this holy place,
And now with wondering eyes and heart I stand
Before this supreme mystery of Love:
A kneeling girl with passionless pale face,
An angel with a lily in his hand,
And over both with outstretched wings the Dove.

Oscar Wilde

--Did You Know: (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest "celebrities" of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest. As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years' hard labour after being convicted of homosexual relationships, described as "gross indecency" with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry, never to return to Ireland or Britain. Read more at: Oscar Wilde

--Word of the Day: abeyance \uh-BAY-uhn(t)s\, noun:
Suspension; temporary cessation.
Example:
He was nineteen years old, and officially a medical student, though inevitably his studies were in abeyance for the duration of the war.
-Ruth Brandon, Surreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917-1945

--Quote of the Day: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
-Margaret

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--TRIVIA FUN: What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA:
What island nation is a must for anyone wishing to see 40 species of lemurs?
Answer: Madagascar

...SEE TOMORROW'S POST for today's Answer...
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