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@DrKassandraPari Nebenbei: #WilhelmBusch hat (kurz vor seinem Tod) ein Gedicht mit dem Titel "Schein und Sein" geschrieben, von dem ein #Autograph sich erhalten hat und unten reproduziert ist. Es lautet:

"
Schein und Sein
Mein Kind, es sind allhier die Dinge,
Gleichviel, ob große, ob geringe,
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@DrKassandraPari ..
Im Wesentlichen so verpackt,
Dass man sie nicht wie Nüsse knackt.

Wie wolltest du dich unterwinden,
Kurzweg die #Menschen zu ergründen.
Du kennst sie nur von außenwärts.
Du siehst die Weste, nicht das Herz.
"
My #prose #translation:

' Semblance and Being
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@DrKassandraPari ..
My child, here [on earth], things (no matter whether large or small) are essentially packaged in such a way that they cannot be cracked open like nuts. How would you pull off the feat of quickly knowing people's character. You only know them from the outside.
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Happy New Year All. Welcome to the Year of #PeriodicTable of #ChemicalElements Check this thread, like your favorite table and please RT to raise awareness! #NewYear2019
This seems to one of the best designed #PeriodicTable out there! graphoverflow.com/graphs/3d-peri…
Minimal design and maximum information! ptable.com
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#poetry

at the barre

i live life en pointe these days,
always poised for the next wave,
alert, with nostrils open,
sniffing for the swift salt tide incoming

how i cling to that bright barre
because i know i’ll need
its safety, its sure clamping
to the wall of what is real
if i let go i will be washed away
to those deep currents
from which there is no rescue,
my spirit willing but my arms too weak

how ill-equipped am i
after decades of bought courage
i have no coin remaining with which
to buy another swimmer for to save me
and though i’ve tried repeatedly
to buff my soul and body
to withstand whatever’s coming
it has, even now, all been for naught
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The Mass of Christ In a Time of Sundering - a poem by me for @RedWedgeMag #poem #poetry

No ear may hear, but in this world of sin
our thumbs flick across screens, ring trolley bells
and scan the fares. Wheels howl unholy dins,
dead bodies washed ashore say their farewells
to fishes. Nets cast to the other side,
the tentacles all rotting in the trucks.
Gas canisters that washed up with the tide,
best wishes, cards, God's blessings and good luck.
The twinkling lights, cups half-crushed, sleeping men
curled tight, cement, car parks full up by seven.
Church packed, the rafters echo with the hymn:
so, God imparts the blessings of his heaven.
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This poem has been written for @DisabilityJ

It is designed to be read aloud, ideally by @jarvisguidedog et al

I'll add words below for #visuallyimparied and a video will go up shortly with a reading

#accesible #church #differingability #christianity #christmas #poetry #poem
Heaven Obscured
Kneecapped, I’m kneecapped,
Here looking out,
Where few really see me,
Worshipping their doubts.

Just like you all, I have a father and mother,
I’ve been to school, been educated,
Played games with my sisters and brothers,
Yet here in church I feel denigrated!
You stand around with smiles on your frowns,
Grasping the Spirit, claiming God is all around,
The sermon well focused, all about our saviour,
And how you all do so well, loving your neighbour!
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Interesstingly, Twitter's automatic #translation fails at translating this simple #poem. (In particular, Twitter does not translate 'Geredes') So I translate it for you:

crib
in the threshed straw
of the empty talk
there is no grain of truth anymore
hunger is growing daily
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for the birth of a word
as nutritious as a grain of wheat.

Remark 1. The "das" in the poem was CORRECTLY cited by the tweeter (cf. docdro.id/x2xiYMH), but it is a grammatical error and should be replaced with the (by the way: homophonous) #subjunction 'dass' )
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Remark. 2. The metaphor 'birth of a word' is a fitting one in view of #Christian #theology, in particular in view of the fact that #Jesus Christ is often associated with the Greek concept of 𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘰𝘴 (λόγος).
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'Cider'
by Christine @PoetrySkep
#ReadMeSpeakMe No. 21

read by: aHEMagain
gif: original compilation
background music:
Vuelie* by Norwegian Joiker Frode Fjellheim

*version of Eatanam Vuelie - Song of the Earth
#poem #ahemPOEM
⤴️🎥"Cider"
— the above reading is a contribution to the #ReadMeSpeakMe #SpokenWord poetry project.
🔗Source for #RMSM 21:
"Cider" a poem by Christine #PoetrySkep

#ahemPOEM
⤵️🔗🎶source
⤴️#RMSM 21
— I'm a huge fan of joik/yoik singing/chanting of the Sami, the indigenous people/culture of the Nordic countries and Kola Peninsula of Russia. The background music I used came from this timelapse video.
🔗Source for music:

⤵️
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Releasing more #poetry into the wild: "In concert", the second poem in
#AnachronismΨ. I'll tell you more about the music in it after the poem, but first, you can just read it unfiltered, in the thread below...
You should be here.
The crumbling leaves and chilling brilliant sky
are all the ochre golds and blues you loved, and I
can feel the wheel of fate: you will appear –
you should be here.
You should be here.
You’ve always loved the ancient stone of vaults.
The piper’s dirge and steady cello-surge would jolt
your soul with love of old if you could hear –
you should be here.
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Releasing more #poetry into the wild: "Song for the Wounded". I'll give my spin on it after the #poem, because I believe quite strongly that people should be free to read a poem however they like, just as we all feel free to take song lyrics and make them OURS.
With songs, we can take lyrics and apply them like poultices to our own wounds or joys, "yes, like THAT, it's exactly that!" - and ignore the lyrics that don't fit. And I believe we should always feel free to USE #poetry the same way. That's not the only way possible, of course.
There's a different pleasure in unpeeling and interpreting a #poem only on its own terms - but even then, I'm a death-of-the-author believer: if the words in the poem offer you that meaning, that's yours. What I *intended* is neither here nor there. You own its meaning now.
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