February 24, 2011

The Computation

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--Description: 17th C, Donne J., Death, Love, Separation--

For the first twenty years since yesterday
I scarce believed thou couldst be gone away;
For forty more I fed on favors past,
And forty on hopes that thou wouldst they might last.
Tears drowned one hundred, and sighs blew out two,
A thousand, I did neither think nor do,
Or not divide, all being one thought of you,
Or in a thousand more forgot that too.
Yet call not this long life, but think that I
Am, by being dead, immortal. Can ghosts die?

John Donne

--Did You Know: (1572 – 31 March 1631) Donne was an English Jacobean poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to those of his contemporaries. Read more at: John Donne

--Word of the Day: vicissitude \vih-SIS-ih-tood; -tyood\, noun:
1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
Example:
This man had, after many vicissitudes of fortune, sunk at last into abject and hopeless poverty.
-Thomas Macaulay

--Quote of the Day: A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
-Paul Sweeney
--Word of the Day: scintilla \sin-TIL-uh\, noun
Meaning: A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.
Example: In victory, they must hold on to at least a scintilla of humility, lest they get too cocky -- and ripe for a takedown.
(Bill Breen,"We are literally trying to stop time", Fast Company, May 2000)


--Quote of the Day: Touch passion when it comes your way...It’s rare enough as it is. Don’t walk away when it calls you by name.
(J. Michael Straczynski)

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1 comments:

Zafer Ali on February 25, 2011 at 2:34 AM said...

Nice blog. I have bookmarked it, WIll visit again.
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