emily dickinson is very elliptical  (ellipsis!) , took me a long while to get that, you really need to research the poems and the other surprising thing that makes a huge difference is to read, if you can her poems in her own  hand  with the true punctuation and spacing, it's just unreal the difference it   makes

manuscript image archive



both the johnson and franklin editions are ok !



her intimate  letters  to susan huntington dickinson



emily aged sixteen morphs  to late twenties or early thirties ?



alice in wonderland  1966



the  bab  ballads



my mother likes  the story of an african farm by olive schreiner



charles  bukowski  flowers



the  sharks   I   II



the book of margery kempe   ~   excerpts   ~   penguinclassics.com



christ stopped at eboli   by  carlo levi



ada    vladimir nabakov   pale fire



to the light house   by   virginia woolf



goethe   ~   italian journey  ~   faust

nikolai gogol

dead souls  ~   dairy of a madman and other stories



the narrow road to the deep  north   (matsuo bashō translated by nobuyuki yuasa)

the  pillow  book of sei shonagon, i'm fairly sure i read the ivan morris  translation


the story of the stone     review      film

its a very famous story in china and there are a few youtube clips

when you are the rejected block you know it !

david hawkes’s translation is very good and only the first two books are written entirely by cao xueqin, the third book is written partly by him and the remainder are constructions

milieu

a confederacy of dunces   by   john kennedy toole

henry brocken  is walter de la mare's best book, but the events and imagery in it are built around other well known literature, so you need to research as you read !



“ but you, if shadow deceives me not, may yet return

i, only to the shades whence earth draws me ”

“ never yet set i these steadfast eyes on a man that would not steal the moon for taper  ‑  would she but come down ”

the futurological congress  by stanislaw lem

the 7th  sally  from the cyberiad

dogen  ~  the blue cliff record  ~  the blue cliff record  pdf  ~  yunmen  pdf



dogen and the blue cliff record are an interesting blend of rubbish and insight, strongly  voynichated  so to speak

dogen is not easily translated so suffers from translator’s cloud


monkey  by wu ch'eng-en, in translations by arthur  waley    (abridged, but very, very good!)  and w.j.f. jenner  (full, also supposed to be very good !)

ashvaghosha’s   saundarananda

strange  interlude  by eugene o’neill

samuel beckett     wordless act       play       not i

a good  analysis  of   “ the love song of alfred j. prufrock ”   by t.s eliot

andrew levin   ~    poetry and homilies   ~    the BCD diet and supplement  compendium


toni packer    ~    meditation retreat   talks   ~   the   work  of this moment

the essential  teachings  of zen master hakuin translated by norman waddell

i read most of jane austen many years ago, but it took seeing the 2009 bbc emma  (romola garai)  and the 1995 pride and prejudice  (jennifer ehle)  dramatizations recently for it to really open up as to what she is saying which is straight mysticism !

the art forms of a  regency  ball and georgian dining !

it's big help to know her life     I   II

sanditon   rocks  !

hallmark

diana gilliland wright    I   II

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charles darwin     the voyage of the beagle

father jerome lobo      a voyage to abyssinia

the  adventures  of thomas pellow, of penryn, mariner, three and twenty years in captivity among the moors

xenophon

ibn 'arabi      qif bi  l-manâzil

the  gulistan  of sa'di

ross       edward rehatsek     html      pdf


i quite like this translation of the  orchard

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arthur  schopenhauer :   “ Mark my words once for all, my dear friend, and be clever.  Men are entirely self-centred, and incapable of looking at things objectively ”

jacques  derrida:   “ what is the very condition of the  question  itself ? ”

gospel  scholarship



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wang  wei


philip larkin


  sylvia plath   ~   poems   ~   photo


w. h. auden   ~   as i walked out one evening  (also on youtube)


  anna akhmatova   ~   a poem page


osip mandelstham   ~   collection   ~   the sea-shell   ~   late poems

i do not fear  to love



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osip mandelstham's  the sea-shell  is probably the best poem ever written along with shelly's  ode to the west wind  and sylvia plath's  lorelei


keats's  ode on a grecian urn  too, it helps to understand there was no single grecian urn as per the poem, in fact he was looking at the  sosibios  vase and elgin marbles


the urn as described could never exist in reality, it is of infinity


other best poems are charles bukowski's  the genius of the crowd  and wang wei's one about silver sturgeon suspended over a white sand bottom in the water


larry eigner    march 25-6 94    what time is/ it day/ i may/ sleep



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henry darger


prokudin-gorskii     photographs


nikolai getman     paintings


william blake      fiery pegasus


william blake     los  entering  the grave


herman melville     mar saba



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klimbin


Ленинград — Экспонат


vivian maier


maya deren


the battle of  moscow


the   tinkerers  sharpening service


von trapps


the night is  flowing  and we are following it into the land of mystic lights


marquese scott  dubstepping  to a rearrangment of pumped up kicks  (foster the people)


electric violins


the big   seven  ~   la isla  bonita  ~   christmas in  hastings


Ленинград


merle travis  performs   “ lost john ”


fiona apple singing sally's  song


eva cassidy    autumn leaves


gloomy sunday


bernadette crawley  sings   ‘ the lass of aughrim ’


angus dei


alma deutscher  :   slow movement   from her new piano concerto


the wind  plays on the lyre


aya nagatomi  :   chopin  etude   op.10-12       liszt  —  la campanella


erhu


shesshu toyo  painter


comparone playing scarlatti   harpsicord 


harp  :   alisa  sadikova      lady  athenry


lakmé  :   the flower duet   I   II


aleksei arkhipovsky    balalaika rocks


peggy lee and the dave barbour quartet in 1950  -  why don't you do  right


nat king cole and eartha kitt    careless love


eartha kitt    i want to be evil


karen dalton    blues jumped the rabbit


skip james    sings    crow jane


stockholm gay choir, very beautiful    what shall we do with the drunken sailor


thin lizzy/phil lynott     whiskey in the jar


scala and the kolacny brothers, leonard cohen's  suzanne


suzanne vega  tom’s diner


aurora


pomplamoose


the rivers of  babylon


mr. deity and  lucifer     mr. deity and the tour de hell


d. m. murdock on  moses/dionysus


dr. richard carrier on the historicity of jesus  I   II


pendulum  waves


zizek  on love and the void !


michael faller


harpya


sufi


russian prison  documentary


Чрезвычайное  происшествие   ( russian car webcams )


Кин-дза-дза!  ( kin-dza-dza!  -  great fun and strikingly original )


andrei tarkovsky  Зеркало   ( “mirror”  -  the best film ever made ! )


the  sacrifice


huis  clos


bumber crop


the wall  (die wand)






everybody


should


go

to


the


flinders


ranges


at


least


once


in


their


 lifetime !



one of my fav areas in australia, has a sort of  spiritual  quality to it !


the music is an orchestration of the well known hit song  unchained melody


the flinders needs many consistently  wet  years to be at it's best, 

otherwise it loses some of the magic

ennio morricone     I     II

claudia cardinale   films

animé biography of  kenji miyazawa

chinua achebe   reads

voices  from chernobyl

dr. david boder’s  recordings  of holocaust survivors

ladislas starevich :  the  tale  of the fox   1930










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