Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What I have been filling my head with

These the things that have entered my head from books I am reading, poems I have remembered and songs I have been listening to recently. They are all interesting, some are superb, others simply perfect in the sentiment they express. Read them, go listen to the songs, recite the poem and laugh at the comic.
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning him-self to let it eat him away.
- Description of Sydney Carton, Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
I'm sure you know its true

Oh one day when you're looking back
You were young and man you were sad
When you're young you get sad
When your young you get sad then you get high
-Second verse of To Be Young, Ryan Adams
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
-He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven, W.B. Yeats
The only girl I've ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes
But then they buried her alive
One evening 1945
With just her sister at her side
And only weeks before the guns
All came and rained on everyone
Now she's a little boy in Spain
Playing pianos filled with flames
On empty rings around the sun
All sing to say my dream has come
-First verse of Holland 1945, Neutral Milk Hotel
Everybody's building the big ships and boats
Som are building monuments, others jotting down notes
Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody's gonna jump for joy
Oh come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn.
- First verse of Quinn the Mighty, Bob Dylan

-asofterworld 413, E Horne and J Comeau

I wish I could add something up here that I wrote, I hope to put something that you write up here one day.

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