The Poems of Sappho: Sapphics: Moon and Stars


When the moon at full on the sill of heaven
Lights her beacon, flooding the earth with silver,
All the shining stars that about her cluster
                             Hide their fair faces;

So when Anactoria’s beauty dazzles
Sight of mine, grown dim with the joy it gives me,
Gorgo, Atthis, Gyrinno, all the others
                            Fade from my vision.

– sappho


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"8. Like: "Using these words is like baking with spoiled milk."
Reason: If this is like something, then it is NOT that thing. Giving accurate descriptions and using correct verbs will reduce your need to use "like," e.g., "These words spoil your writing." A good metaphor can enhance your writing, but using too many makes writing tedious, so try to think of a different way to express your ideas."

So no more simile?

  • Using these rules is like baking a cake and leaving out the icing
  • Using these rules is like eating sushi without wasabi
  • Using these rules is like a romantic dinner date at McDonalds
  • Using these rules is like driving with two flat tires
  • Using these rules is like trying to tango in a phone booth

I must admit the last one might be interesting.
– seb

Bye Bye Life – “All That Jazz” 1979

Bye bye life
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I’m gonna die
I think I’m gonna die

The climactic song and dance scene from Fosse’s dark and disturbing autobiographical movie. He was a creep much of the time but he was also a genius. – seb

Psych Central – Psychology of Weblogs: 1998

Popular Versus Quality

The most popular weblogs are those spearheaded by strong personalities, by dynamic individuals who have something to say. Not just about some random link, but about an ongoing theme in their lives that is displayed in a dozen different and unique ways every week, or even every day. These individuals (or groups of individuals) have opinions and you are going to hear them. In a social setting, face-to-face, they may be nothing like their online persona. Some are shy, ingratiating. Others are just as anarchic as their online writing is. But they gain a following for taking a stand, for sharing their innermost thoughts, not because they always take a popular stand or point of view, but because they take a point of view at all. They take one, over and over, day in and day out. The more controversial a person is, the more noteworthy (and often famous) they become. Look at Howard Stern, Dr. Laura, or Jerry Springer in the offline world.

from: Psychology of Blogs (Weblogs):1998
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
September, 1998; Updated April, 2001

the image has nothing to do with the post. er…lol? – seb

Get out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails
Put it on backwards when forward fails
Better leave Greta Garbo alone
Be a movie star on your own

And do-on’t throw the past away
You might need it some other rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again
When everything old i-is new-ew a-again

I might fa-all in love wi-ith you again

– Peter Allen & Carole Bayer Sager

&lasso me the moon& by Morgan Kendall [728956-5] –

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