Poetry

Apr. 18th, 2009 08:40 pm
cadeira: (librarian)
Can I give you Poetry Month Contribution, too?


April Rain Song

by Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the rain.



Reading through some of these wonderful works I wonder why we don´t cherish the languages we inhabit more.
cadeira: (dork talk)
I shouldn´t be so excited, that Stephen´s going to publish a podcast on language tomorrow. I´m not even sure how I´m going to manage to restrain myself from reading the written blessay on the blog first.
I found a new podcast A Way with Words publishes hour long programs on words and writing. I loved it from the moment on where someone on the show suggested "podsnicker" as a word for those moments when you burst out laughing when you´re listening to something funny on your iPod.
I´m also seriously in need of some "podblushing"... where are the naughty podfics in my favorite fandoms lately?
cadeira: (brain_out_calvin)


And if someone ever tells me again that 'Eskimos have over twenty words for snow, you know?' to make some obscure point about cultures, I´m going to fetch something woody too. A club, preferably. There are so many things wrong with this myth.

edited for a link listing the various forms of snow - thank god there are people with a brain.
http://www.mendosa.com/snow.html

MacTla snow burgers
hahatla small packages of snow given as gag gifts
or even
fritla fried snow
cadeira: (brain_out_calvin)
John Cleese is also a funny man and he wrote to the American citizens some time ago.
I know Americans aren´t as ignorant as he´s saying but it´s just so utterly hilarious.

Finished Dürrenmatt´s 'Der Richter und sein Henker' ( The Judge and His Hangman) I probably didn´t get half of the allusions and foreshadowing because I always read it before I went to bed and was very tired most of the time. Anyway, what beautiful and understated light imagery throughout the whole book. But would such a book be successful if it would have been published nowadays? We´re used to the most outrageous plot twists today, aren´t we? Have to think about this one.

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