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ITT Poemkino
why does he sigh
Love isn't entering
The Kookaburras
by Mary Oliver

In every heart there is a coward and a procrastinator.
In every heart there is a god of flowers, just waiting
to stride out of a cloud and lift its wings.
The kookaburras, pressed against the edge of their cage,
asked me to open the door.
Years later I remember how I didn't do it,
how instead I walked away.
They had the brown eyes of soft-hearted dogs.
They didn't want to do anything so extraordinary, only to fly
home to their river.
By now I suppose the great darkness has covered them.
As for myself, I am not yet a god of even the palest flowers.

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I know that name from a hold steady song

And I met William Butler Yeats
Sunday night dance party, Summer 1988
At first I thought it might be William Blake
Lapis Lazuli

I have heard that hysterical women say
They are sick of the palette and fiddle-bow,
Of poets that are always gay,
For everybody knows or else should know
That if nothing drastic is done
Aeroplane and Zeppelin will come out,
Pitch like King Billy bomb-balls in
Until the town lie beaten flat.

All perform their tragic play,
There struts Hamlet, there is Lear,
That's Ophelia, that Cordelia;
Yet they, should the last scene be there,

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Should I?
Never heard of it. But yeah sure, and report back when your done. Maybe we have a new classic on our hands.
Loved Zorba, reading Last Temptation right now. Do it.

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I'm a European that is going to live in Western Canada for a year. What are some good books about people's lives in the Rocky Mountains or mountain states.

Fiction or non-fiction about living alone in the environment would be great. Maybe some good works on frontiersman would be good or even more modern stories. Other books on people living in similar environments would be fine too.
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local cuisine's good there
>(true story and it's still happening),
Where are you staying in the mountains?
Just finished this. Only the first quarter is in the fire lookout, but good nonetheless.
OP if you can recite any Robert Service poems all Canadians will love you.

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Why do marxists hate him?
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attempting to inspire personal agency
Hierarchy shit nigga
Imagine a mohawk-like wing running across the top of the plane. That's n.
Because he learned 5 languages fast and easy with this one weird trick!

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I'm going to yellowstone in two months what books should I bring?
I'm looking for some literature along the lines of Meditations, anything Hemingway, Unabomber manifesto that sort of thing.
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Is that type of philosophy considered plebeian?
call of the wild
Oh yes very much so.
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How so? Seems pretty reasonable, more tech = very bad. Only lame man.
You're in yellowstone and you found a secret trail leading to a hidden valley. You’re the first one who sets his foot there for centuries. It’s overgrown with ancient forest plants, strange birds singing. You’re walking through the jungle and come across a gigantic cliff. Upon closer inspection this giant cliff is made of pure emerald. And a holy monk hundreds of years ago spent all his life with a chisel and hammer to scratch a poem into the wall. It’s hard like diamond so it took his entire life to write three lines of a poem. You’ll be the first to see it, and I’d like you to read it to me.

Last book you read go
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What are some good thought-provoking books for doing reading responses? We need to do some personal responses to books for English class. I need some books that I can form interesting views and opinions on. Anyone got any good ones?
And give your opinions on them aswell :)
and give your opinions on them as well :)

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wake. up.
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Waking up? Our servants will do that for us.
... and DANCE!
also i need to borrow some money.
Maybe you're just a bit dumb is all. It happens.
Grab a brush and put a little makeup

>Be me
>Hate Vonnegut
>Go to a party.
>Have fun. Get plastered.
>The time comes to leave.
>Stumble to my car. Start driving home.
>Swerving all over the road. Doing my best to just make it home.
>Miss a light and hit a woman crossing the street.
>Arrested. Car impounded. Beaten by police in holding. Thrown in the drunk tank.
>Charged with one count of driving under the influence and two counts of vehicular homicide.
>She was pregnant.
>Plead guilty to all charges.
>Go directly to prison.
>Hard-ass state pen.
>Frail and weak so have to side with skinheads and get swastika tattoos on my face just to stay alive.

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That was a ride.
4/10 I chuckled

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>neet for 1.5 years
>come back to university
>no time for reading literature
>no time for reading philosophy
>no time for be with my bf
>no time for cooking and eating
>no time to live
>only i can do is read infinite academic texts
what you guys do to be able to study and also live a /lit/ life? how to organise life? i'm struggling to read the things that gives me pleasure, everytime i try to read, i sleep in the first few pages and i don't absorve nothing
capitalism has failed
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That's gay dude.
It must be hard to be below average intelligence.
Remember OP in your lowest moments
the average graduating grade is a 2:1
Also in Uni here, studying history. I read so much for classes I feel that I almost never have time for the stereotypical "college experience" let alone reading for fun. Ironically I'm really looking forward to getting a job so that I can finally have reasonable work hours, read literature, and have more of a social life.
Dude same, my strategy is using assignments to further my on eriuditic goals. For example, writing a history paper on the mechanization of women

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This is shit.
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Thats true as well
>the narrative that women can cry rape and get away with it.
Please say nigger, Scout. This is 4chan.
Atticus Finch has the greatest redemption arc in literature. He went from a liberal faggot in To Kill a Mockingbird to a respectable Southern Gentleman in Go Set a Watchman. I never saw the twist coming of him LARPing as a SJW merely as a way to shield Scout from the reality of race relations in order to protect her innocence. It's actually pretty heartbreaking.

They say Pope is like a gorgon... why?
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i fucking hate anglos
stop posting
daily reminder that pope's iliad is the best version in english - chapman's is a close second
pope's odyssey sucks, chapman's is by far the best. best aeneid is dryden's btw.
based and popepilled also pope didn't write his odyssey

It’s because he’s inhuman. He writes a poem to a dying friend, and he mostly talks about himself.
At least he has friends

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Are any of our modern authors erotic in the classical sense?
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>Classical eros is to eros what cosmic horror is to horror.
So, a superior form of eros?
PS: I still don't know what you mean by "classical" eros.
Am I the only one who finds her genuine enthusiasm for great men and great ideas refreshing? I see her smiling with artifacts or discussing with other academics and I can't help but smile. She seems like a kind, exuberant person.
>She seems like a kind, exuberant person.
She's a fucking tart.
We’re here; we’re queer; get use to it.
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A kind, exuberant tart! Nice.

I know right!

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The "least favorite recognizable poster" thread was deleted (understandably), so I couldn't finish my answer to Brazilian Shakespeare anon. I'll post it in first reply itt.

Also it's a occasion to talk about the rather underappreciated languages of the Iberic Peninsula. So:

Literature in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Basque general. Pic related but you'd have to guess how.
>I still think you are a gentle, intelligent and well-meaning person.

It is very pleasant to read, though those qualities are not hard to fake over a Palestrinate choir-sculpting academy. Anyway I hope I helped you.

>It's like: you feel that you are indeed wrong and that a wiser and more restrained person is teaching you something

This is my standard demeanor on /lit/, mostly a consequence of unchecked arrogance.

I used to teach an have noticed teachers often have to fake authority (because really they shouldn't have any, at least I shouldn't) but that this fake authority is often enough. Fwiw I'm 28 now, so probably still slightly above median age here.

I turns out I have a much greater ability for criticism and flaw-detection that for any kind of creative work, I'm pretty much the slave leader of Genealogy of Morals.

You really shouldn't aspire for that (if you ever did), it mostly leads to wanting to bash your head against the wall all the time. Keep being an actual writer, however flawed, it is infinitely more valuable and probably more pleasant as well.

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Can you help a brainlet out? I’ve wanting to read pic related ever since I read René Girard’s essay on it. What’s a good introduction? or do I just dive straight in? is Robert Adams’ translation good or should I get Moncrieff’s translation?
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No, it's about a would-be priest who idolizes Napoleon having sex with married women.
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I don’t think it is, but I’m not sure.
I’ll let you know when I read it, anon.
Its about mirrors. Huge mirrors
I haven't read it yet, but I own Margaret Shaw's translation. Any opinions on it?
Fantastic book. The MC reminded me of lit posters. It felt more modern writer had wrote it, but then there's this passage when the K–– makes an appearance, and I'm reminded that the author fought with Napoleon.

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