Percy Bysshe Shelley: Pain and laughter

“Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet (1792-1822).

 

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One-Way Street: Dragging wet feet

Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?

(Thanks for the great prompt suggestion, Purvi Gadia!)


 “The future arrives one day at a time.”

 

Poetry: Falling in love, being in love

Love is being stupid together

Love is being stupid together (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falling in love,

Being in love!

What happiness!

What misery!

Memories linger!

The lengthier the periodicity,

the stronger the memory.

Happy memories but fleeting moments.

One does outweigh the other.

One’s mind, one’s heart.

More bitter than sweet,

more tangerine than saccharine!

~Linus Fernandes

Plato: Poetry

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. ”
—Plato.

Plato. Luni marble, copy of the portrait made ...

Plato. Luni marble, copy of the portrait made by Silanion ca. 370 BC for the Academia in Athens. From the sacred area in Largo Argentina, 1925. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)