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von Corax
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« on: November 12, 2018, 01:53:28 am »

This year - this day, in fact - marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the Great War. In commemoration, I offer Major (later Lieutenant-Colonel) John McCrae's In Flanders Fields as read by the late Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae | Legion Magazine


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.


- John McCrae, 1915
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My hands acquire a shaking
The shaking becomes a warning
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 03:34:34 am »

Bumping this for the day, because it's such a classic version of the poem.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 11:11:28 pm »

Happy Belated Veterans Day/ Joyeux Jour Du Souvenir En Retard
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The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
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