Sunday, 22 October 2017

"BY INVITATION ONLY" is back....

...back "to life"...
Thanks to D.A. Wolf from


You may remember that - sadly - the "door closed" in December 2015
last post   here

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First post will be tomorrow, Monday, 22 October 2017
The theme ?

  "Halloween" or "Welcoming the Autumn season"


I will certainly welcome the Autumn season.....


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"Two souls - one thought"....?
 Have just discovered that Jackie

 
 from the wonderful and highly entertaining blog HOME 
has also made announcement for the new start.
 here

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Hope to "see" you all tomorrow at....


Until then....
 Karin

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Friday, 2 June 2017

"La Vie en Rose"...in May




"A Rose is a rose....


...is a rose is a rose.

Loveliness extreme...
 Extra gaiters, 
Loveliness extreme.


Sweetest ice-cream...



...Page ages page ages page ages...




...Wiped wiped wire wire.
Sweeter than peaches and pears and cream...



...Wiped wire wiped wire.
Extra extreme."

Gertrude Stein



 "What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;..."
 (From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1600)

Meaning:
 What matters is what something is, not what it is called.

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'SWEET LOVE'...



...is the name of this most beautiful Rose I've planted last year in May


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May 2016

One year later:

May 2017

She is doing extremely well....


 

.... simply beautiful!


...and the scent - the fragrant 'outflow' - breathtaking.




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'BERNADETTE  LAFONT' - with an intensive perfume



"What a lovely thing a rose is !
Arthur Conan Doyle

Having said this....

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. Isaac Hayes
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/i/isaachayes195364.html?src=t_thorns
If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. Isaac Hayes
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/i/isaachayes195364.html?src=t_thorns
If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. Isaac Hayes
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/i/isaachayes195364.html?src=t_thorns

"If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose,  
you must accept the thorns which it bears."
- Isaac Hayes   



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"I'd rather have roses on my table.....



..... than diamonds on my neck."
Emma Goldmann


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"You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will...



...But the scent of the roses will hang around still."
Thomas Moore 

(If I only could transfer this scent to all of you...!)



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"It is the time you have spent on your rose...


...that makes her so important."
Antoine De Saint-Exupery


"It will never rain roses:
when we want to have more roses
we must plant more trees."
George Eliot



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 My little wild rose....
and
one of my favorite German poems:

Leise zieht durch mein Gemüt
Liebliches Geläute,
Klinge, kleines Frühlingslied,
Kling hinaus ins Weite.
Kling hinaus bis an das Haus,
Wo die Blumen sprießen,
Wenn du eine Rose schaust,
Sag, ich laß sie grüßen.  

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

 


"Softly flow through my soul,
sweet sounds of love,
sing, little spring song,
peal forth into the vast distance.
Flow toward that house,
where the little violets bloom,
and when you see a rose,
give her my greetings."
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 "A rose is a rose is a rose

The meaning most often attributed to this is the notion that when all is said and done, 
a thing is what it is.



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At last but not least...

THANK  YOU  ALL  for still visiting my blog !
and
THANK  YOU for your comments !
Can not tell how much I appreciate this.



Sending you a basket of roses with all my best wishes
for a wonderful Whitsun - Pentecôte - Weekend

A bientôt.....

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Remark:
"a thing is what it is."
This is in similar vein to Shakespeare's
'a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'
When asked what she meant by the line, Stein said that in the time of Homer, or of Chaucer, 
"the poet could use the name of the thing and the thing was really there." 
As memory took it over, the thing lost its identity, 
and she was trying to recover that.
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.
More here 
 "A rose is a rose is a rose"
The sentence "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem "Sacred Emily", which appeared in the 1922 book Geography and Plays. In that poem, the first "Rose" is the name of a person. Stein later used variations on the sentence in other writings, and "A rose is a rose is a rose" is among her most famous quotations, often interpreted as meaning "things are what they are", a statement of the law of identity, "A is A". In Stein's view, the sentence expresses the fact that simply using the name of a thing already invokes the imagery and emotions associated with it, an idea also intensively discussed in the problem of universals debate where Peter Abelard and others used the rose as an example concept. As the quotation diffused through her own writing, and the culture at large, Stein once remarked, "Now listen! I’m no fool. I know that in daily life we don't go around saying 'is a ... is a ... is a ...' Yes, I’m no fool; but I think that in that line the rose is red for the first time in English poetry for a hundred years.".........
read more here:

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

"Spring Intermezzo" 2017

A Review of March and April

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"Spring has returned,
The Earth is like a child that knows poems." 
-Rainer Maria Rilke



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"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more......."

A. E. Housman (1859-1936)




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"Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom."
-Margaret Elizabeth Sangster



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"In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather 
inside of four and twenty hours."
-Mark Twain


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"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: 
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
-Charles Dickens


 

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 In Memoriam

Now fades the last long streak of snow,
      Now burgeons every maze of quick
      About the flowering squares, and thick
By ashen roots the violets blow. 


Now rings the woodland loud and long,
      The distance takes a lovelier hue,
      And drown'd in yonder living blue
The lark becomes a sightless song


Now dance the lights on lawn and lea,
      The flocks are whiter down the vale,
      And milkier every milky sail
On winding stream or distant sea

Where now the seamew pipes, or dives
      In yonder greening gleam, and fly
      The happy birds, that change their sky
To build and brood; that live their lives 


From land to land; and in my breast
      Spring wakens too; and my regret
      Becomes an April violet,
And buds and blossoms like the rest. 

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Canto CXV from In Memoriam
  
This canto from Alfred, Lord Tennyson‘s long elegy In Memoriam A. H. H. (1850) 
offers a more bittersweet take on the arrival of spring.

What grows in the speaker’s breast as spring comes into blossom is regret –
regret that his dear friend is gone,
that spring is a reminder that the world continues to turn and life carries on,

but friends does not return




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"Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?" 

-Neltje Blanchan

 

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Video edited by Andreea Petcu - http:// www.andreeapetcu.com




Sunrise in March...

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"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden."   

-Ruth Stout


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"Spring is when life’s alive in everything." 
-Christina Rossetti


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"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, 
I will always plant a large garden in the spring...


...Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?" 
-Edward Giobbi


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"It’s spring fever.
...That is what the name of it is.... 


...And when you’ve got it, you want -....



....– oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want,



...but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" 
-Mark Twain


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 The unmistakable sign of SPRING:
 Flocks of cranes...

 

...coming from their southern winter quarters...
...heading North...


...passing La Pouyette...
as every year!


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"Spring makes its own statement, 
so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, 
not the composer."  

-Geoffrey B. Charlesworth


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A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period –
When March is scarcely here




A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.



It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.


Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay –

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

Emily Dickinson

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 ...it's time to reflect and to dream....



...in harmony with a beautiful Spring sunset.


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"In springtime, love is carried on the breeze.
Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head."
Emma Racine deFleur



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Wishing you all a wonderful Springtime - wherever you are!



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On a rainy and grey day...
more Spring posts you might enjoy
here

and
here

or simply click at the archive on "Spring"


A bientôt....

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