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Surprised by Evening (Robert Bly)

April 6, 2014


Surprised by Evening

by Robert Bly

There is unknown dust that is near us,
Waves breaking on shores just over the hill,
Trees full of birds that we have never seen,
Nets drawn down with dark fish.

The evening arrives; we look up and it is there,
It has come through the nets of the stars,
Through the tissues of the grass,
Walking quietly over the asylums of the waters.

The day shall never end, we think:
We have hair that seems born for the daylight;
But, at last, the quiet waters of the night will rise,
And our skin shall see far off, as it does underwater.

“Surprised by Evening” by Robert Bly from Eating the Honey of Words. © Harper Collins, 1999.

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Meryl Streep Grammar

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March 4, 2014

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo”

February 26, 2014

… is a grammatically correct sentence in American English.

Buffalo sentence diagrammed

The sentence’s meaning becomes clearer when it’s understood that it uses three meanings of the word buffalo: the city of Buffalo, New York, the somewhat uncommon verb “to buffalo” (meaning “to bully or intimidate”), as well as the animal buffalo. When the punctuation and grammar are expanded, the sentence could read as follows: “Buffalo buffalo that Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” The meaning becomes even clearer when synonyms are used:

“Buffalo bison that other Buffalo bison bully, themselves bully Buffalo bison.”

Annie Senghas is given credit as the inventor of the sentence.

The Leonid meteor shower, named for the constellation Leo, occurs from November 10th to November 20th each year, peaking around November 17th and 18th. Typically one of the most exciting showers of the year, the Leonids produce an average of 20 to 30 meteors per hour.

November 16, 2013 1 Comment

Leo16-05xThe Leonids are a fast moving stream which encounter the path of Earth and impact at 72 km/s.Larger Leonids which are about 10 mm across have a mass of half a gram and are known for generating bright (apparent magnitude -1.5) meteors.An annual Leonid shower may deposit 12 or 13 tons of particles across the entire planet.

The Leonids are famous because their meteor showers, or storms, can be among the most spectacular. Because of the superlative storm of 1833 and the recent developments in scientific thought of the time (see for example the identification of Halley’s Comet) the Leonids have had a major effect on the development of the scientific study of meteors which had previously been thought to be atmospheric phenomena. The meteor storm of 1833 was of truly superlative strength. One estimate is over one hundred thousand meteors an hour,but another, done as the storm abated, estimated in excess of two hundred thousand meteors an hourover the entire region of North America east of the Rocky Mountains. It was marked by the Native Americans,abolitionists like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and slave-ownersand others.

Unfortunately for sky watchers, the full Moon on the night of the 17th will make this year’s shower difficult to impossible to see. If you want to try anyway, look to the southeast in the hours just before dawn.

Thomas Hood, English poet (1799 – 1845)

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds–NOvember!

November 6, 2013 1 Comment

Freddie Mercury + Physics

September 23, 2013 3 Comments

March 9, 2013

Gear up for the imminent spring cleaning and protect those lady-like hands from the drying effects of winter and water. These deluxe washing-up gloves have a soft and inviting cotton lining inside that will duly bring you to your knees.

March 3, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-03-03 at 3.46.31 PM“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Dolly Parton

Be the Magician

March 2, 2013

Make the girl to the right levitate and melt your cares away –>>>

SCROLL down, PRESS play, LISTEN in, TAKE delight, DAY-dream

Surprise, Surprise

December 22, 2012

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September 11, 2001

Burn, Baby, Burn 9-11photo:  cima bue