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    Neighbor: Someone who lives near horses. Brooch:
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    This is not a prose poem, but a prose sermon.
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    YesNo replied to a thread Lymerick in Poetry Games & Contests
    I looked up "trova con letra" on YouTube and found this collection: ...
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    The trova sounds interesting. I can't play the guitar, but writing them may be possible. Limericks aren't easy. I don't find them hard, but...
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    When a knight and his damsel ride there Where sweet love birds take dumps in their hair v...
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    YesNo replied to a thread The Fall. in Religious Texts
    In the 19th century people who wanted to know who wrote the bible, in particular the first five books, identified four sources. They were identified...
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    YesNo replied to a thread A Love Game # 32 in Personal Poetry
    They are all very nice. I especially liked When Harry Met Sally.
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    Two entries! Thank you! Now it is a contest. There is still a week to go before the June 30th deadline. There is still time to enter.
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    06-22-2017, 01:51 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread The Fall. in Religious Texts
    I see heaven the same way you do, desiresjab, not that I know much about it. When you mention, "I want to speculate on the attributes of a known...
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    Best wishes, Mohammad. I don't understand the destruction of ancient history either.
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    06-21-2017, 09:25 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread The Fall. in Religious Texts
    I found a copy of Richard Elliott Friedman's "The Hidden Book in the Bible: The Discovery of the First Prose Masterpiece" in a local library. His...
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    I don't think we ruined the earth yet, but a correction is needed. I suspect we will get to the Moon and Mars after a thousand years of robotic...
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    Right. Then life could exist in all of those universes, not just the lucky ones as the anthropic principle would suggest. I assume our universe has...
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    06-21-2017, 09:55 AM
    For some reason the idea that writing about the same cat should produce the same essay was just what I needed today. I also agree about what not to...
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    YesNo replied to a thread The Fall. in Religious Texts
    I think our universe is an entirely subjective universe, that is, there is no unconscious matter in it, only conscious "mental" reality. However we...
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    06-20-2017, 11:39 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread wishing well in Personal Poetry
    I agree that life isn't visible to the naked eye and life is an experience. Nice sound.
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    YesNo replied to a thread The Fall. in Religious Texts
    I think you are right, desiresjab, about whatever is real is eternal since nothing comes from nothing. Is it mental or unconscious matter? Maybe...
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    06-20-2017, 11:01 AM
    My favorite was THE FIERCE SUMMER GALES.
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    I didn't think you would like them. I have read both of them at least twice.
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    06-19-2017, 10:53 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread Esoteric writings in General Literature
    If you want something mysterious but probably true, try Deepak Chopra's "The Way of the Wizard". If you want something true but probably...
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    06-19-2017, 08:40 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread The Fall. in Religious Texts
    I was skimming the texts Friedman considered J texts from Kings (see links in http://www.necessaryprose.com/friedman.htm) and it made me think that J...
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    06-19-2017, 06:59 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Fathers day prayer in Personal Poetry
    Nice Fathers Day poem.
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    06-19-2017, 06:52 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Short fiction thread in General Writing
    I agree with your comments on Steven Hunley's story, Danik.
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    06-19-2017, 06:42 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Short fiction thread in General Writing
    That does look like an interesting site. I think I've heard of it before, but I did not explore it. Thanks, Danik. It looks like there are also...
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    YesNo replied to a thread The Fall. in Religious Texts
    I don't know how they were separated. But I think J stands for the German word for Yahweh. I stumbled on this site while trying to find more: ...
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    06-18-2017, 09:22 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread Short fiction thread in General Writing
    If you find similar types of writing, I would be interested. I picked up "Favorite Folktales from around the World" edited by Jane Yolen today at...
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    06-18-2017, 07:37 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread Short fiction thread in General Writing
    I finished reading a collection of fantasy microfiction that I thought was pretty good. It is by Isabel Caves and called "Ephemeral". It is only...
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    06-18-2017, 04:16 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread Short fiction thread in General Writing
    Nice continuation of the story of Michael and HKaw Seng. I was surprised he didn't know about opening the flue on the stove.
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    06-18-2017, 12:44 AM
    Another graduation at Hogwash University. I take it the students all left.
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    YesNo replied to a thread Father's Day in General Writing
    That was a nice one. I remember it.
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Born in Scotland. Live and study in New Zealand, but Shanghai is my second home. Like peace and quiet, but also drawn to areas of sound pollution.
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Words on Love's Passing

by Silas Thorne on 11-22-2016 at 05:52 AM
This is an early poem of mine, from way back in 1993. Overly romantic, but here it is:

I am the hoard of words,
the broken blackboard's face
with bitter words of chalk.

I am the heart's dove-tongue,
surveyor of the sky
that wrestled down my wings.

And I once heard the song
that was sung in the hills
when the heart of the wind
knew her name.
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There's only really one way out...

by Silas Thorne on 01-13-2015 at 06:20 AM
...and that's through poetry. There's something hidden between the gaps, some combination of words that could make silence sing again.
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What I'm working on..

by Silas Thorne on 06-09-2013 at 06:04 AM
Apart from the edits on the thesis, I'm working on a collection of limericks, which I will release on this blog. W.S. Baring Gould published a collection a while back, called 'The Lure of the Limerick'. They are kind of in that vein. Rather dark, cruel and impolite, though a few are a bit lighter in character.

Today I also decided to rerelease a few of my older poems on my blog, which I deleted for quite a while, a few very personal ones. Anyway, if you are interested, I think I have

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Beginning at the End

by Silas Thorne on 05-19-2013 at 11:03 PM
So, I've finished my PhD in Chinese. I've submitted it, done my defence, and after a few minor edits over the next few weeks, I'll be a Doctor of Rambling Somewhat Coherently about my field of expertise.

But it's really only a beginning for me. I'm a late starter, and have lots to do. After the edits, I've got some translation work to do, technical manuals, from English TO Chinese. Then looking for work, doing international business, there's lots of things on my plate.

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Still around, but there's this draft...

by Silas Thorne on 06-05-2012 at 05:23 AM
It keeps coming under my door.


I can't let the poetry, or the wonderful words of here, enter for a week or so, they distract me from the mission.

When this draft is complete, I will write some poems, look to the Shaolin masters for training, and breathe freely until the next mission presents itself.



Silas out
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