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Sep 1, 2013
 
Thank You indeed, El.
You were right, you know,
About Seamus Heaney,
Everyone said, apart from his great talent
he was a lovely man.
I agree with your choice El,
and a very popular choice it is.
This too, is worth reading, very moving
account of when his father died..
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"Mid-Term Break"
by Seamus Heaney
*****
'Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.
In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
and Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.
The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
when I came in, and I was embarrassed
by old men standing up to shake my hand
And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
away at school, as my mother held my hand
in hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.
Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
and candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
for the first time in six weeks. Paler now,
wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.
no gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.
A four foot box, a foot for every year.'

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
Thank You indeed, El.
You were right, you know,
About Seamus Heaney,
Everyone said, apart from his great talent
he was a lovely man.
I agree with your choice El,
and a very popular choice it is.
This too, is worth reading, very moving
account of when his father died..
*********
"Mid-Term Break"
by Seamus Heaney
*****
'Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.
In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
and Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.
The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
when I came in, and I was embarrassed
by old men standing up to shake my hand
And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
away at school, as my mother held my hand
in hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.
Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
and candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
for the first time in six weeks. Paler now,
wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.
no gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.
A four foot box, a foot for every year.'
Pardon-correction>
The poem was, of course,
About his brother who died in a car accident:

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Sorry indeed to hear of the sudden passing of
DAVID FROST.

RIP.

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Good morning dear friends..hope your weekend is going great..Please be careful while out..pray the two T's are good..God bless..:o)
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franko wrote:
<quoted text>I read somewhere that jordan wold be one of those trying to stop what is happening in syria. Conflicting opinions, or?
look at a map

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Pardon-correction>
The poem was, of course,
About his brother who died in a car accident:
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Sorry indeed to hear of the sudden passing of
DAVID FROST.
RIP.
OH NO! I only just heard, from yourself Grace.

Had no idea....

Seems all our contempories are going..

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
Thank You indeed, El.
You were right, you know,
About Seamus Heaney,
Everyone said, apart from his great talent
he was a lovely man.
I agree with your choice El,
and a very popular choice it is.
This too, is worth reading, very moving
account of when his father died..
*********
"Mid-Term Break"
by Seamus Heaney
*****
'Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.
In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
and Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.
The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
when I came in, and I was embarrassed
by old men standing up to shake my hand
And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
away at school, as my mother held my hand
in hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.
Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
and candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
for the first time in six weeks. Paler now,
wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.
no gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.
A four foot box, a foot for every year.'
How incredibly moving...thankyou Grace for posting this
one, what a gift he had. Learning more about him I
see he was a remarkable man in many ways. A huge loss
for Ireland and the world.

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Happeeeeeeeeeeeee SINday to one and all. El, Grace, and whoever else followed him, I am sorry for the loss of David Frost. I never liked him but he is well known for his Nixon interview and he also was totally in love with Dianne Caroll. He was a good commentator. I posted this on my celebrity thread to pay lasting tribute.

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Need to be very careful using the word 'cult' when
making typos,
H! ha ha!
(j/k)
LOL you are so spot on :)

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eleanorigby wrote:
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How incredibly moving...thankyou Grace for posting this
one, what a gift he had. Learning more about him I
see he was a remarkable man in many ways. A huge loss
for Ireland and the world.
Good morning El. I have been watching a program called Air Aces. A Lancaster Bomber crewman received the VC for walking out on a wing at 20,000 feet to try to put out an engine fire. Can you believe the courage that took?

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Vee wrote:
Happeeeeeeeeeeeee SINday to one and all. El, Grace, and whoever else followed him, I am sorry for the loss of David Frost. I never liked him but he is well known for his Nixon interview and he also was totally in love with Dianne Caroll. He was a good commentator. I posted this on my celebrity thread to pay lasting tribute.
Good morning Vee. Have a great day :)

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Hi Lady Eleanor...
Just passin' through..
I know you didn't forgit... ;)
Sending you all my best...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

Waves to all the Good Folks who visit Lady El's Kitchen.

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franko wrote:
<quoted text>I read somewhere that jordan wold be one of those trying to stop what is happening in syria. Conflicting opinions, or?
I read that the ARAB LEAGUE is meeting to figure out how to handle the Syria issue ... interesting ....

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SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>look at a map
proximity has little to do with anything .. some neighhours are best of friends, others are bitter enemies ...

I just heard the Arab League is meeting to determine how to deal with this situation ...
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franko wrote:
<quoted text>proximity has little to do with anything .. some neighhours are best of friends, others are bitter enemies ...
I just heard the Arab League is meeting to determine how to deal with this situation ...
good god man

do you know who hamas and hezbollah are?

start here
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/08/28...

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Good Morning All....

yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.

But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.

When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.

Don't you think?

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Good Morning All....
yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.
But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.
When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.
Don't you think?
I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..

Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...

But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)

Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..

but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem

'Death the Leveller'>

"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"

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eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning All....
yes, bit of a shock when someone one has admired for so long passes ..and remembering David Frost in his younger days on That Was The Week That Was comes to mind...tributes have been flowing thick and fast and none better than that of Sir Michael Parkinson who said of Sir David that he had never said anything unkind about another artiste....a rare quality in a bitchy profession.
Along with the great poet and peacemaker Seamus Heaney, who also passed away recently, he leaves a great legacy behind.
But thoughts this morning go out to a less natural event, and that is a family man, a Palestinian aged 39 yrs of age, whose house, humble though it was, but where his father was born, has been demolished due to it being in a National Park.
This man, along with his four beautiful daughters and young baby, has moved into a cave, sparsely furnished, and yet, this man has said 'I had no choice where to live...but at least the air is clean here'.
When one compares life styles of the rich and famous with people like this, this is where our sorrow should lie...
and our admiration at the positive outlook they have in spite of everything thrown at them.
Don't you think?
Good morning El. For the most part I think we make our way in life by the choices we make. We are responsible for our own success or failure.

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..
Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...
But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)
Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..
but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem
'Death the Leveller'>
"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"
Good morning Grace. It rained last night but it is so hot it is steamy out

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Grace Nerissa wrote:
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I doff my hat to you El
for
your above post -you hit the nail on the head..
Like you say there is nothing wrong in
admiring and celebrating lives of persons
who left a deepimpression on so many...
But thre is a lot in what you say,
at the moment I am watching the funeral
service of Seamus Heaney on TV,
and the lead in to it was like a 'who's who'---
from monsignors to canons to president, poets,
Pop stars and
to Bono!!(and that's but a tiny example)
Sir David Frost was gifted and loved and
appreciated by all..
but, like you say..
The fine person you so finely mentioned,
the alchocolic, the homeless man who will die alone
today will pass silently..
reminds me of the sobering words from the
great
Poem
'Death the Leveller'>
"There is no armour against fate;
Death lays his icy hand in kings;
Sceptre and Crown must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade"
Thank you Grace...

as William Shakespear wrote.."a man is a man for all that"..

or was it Robert Burns?...:)

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Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. For the most part I think we make our way in life by the choices we make. We are responsible for our own success or failure.
'Morning Denny...

I was over on the coast earlier, sat by the sea for a while and it was sunny and quite hot....makes the Winter shorter this warm September weather.

Happy Labor Day Den.

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