I once read the lines on your face
In between each was a space
I knew what it meant:
that you were sent
to love me and to fill me with grace
- Stone-Tipped Spears Predate the Human Race (gizmodo.com)
- We, are human. (theresaalexanderblogfolio.wordpress.com)
- Daily Grace through the Gift of Family (greaterthings1.wordpress.com)
- Review: There Once Was a Man From the USA – 50 State Limericks by Joshua Kraushar (bookloversattic.wordpress.com)
- Limericks That Leave You Hanging (theamericanscholar.org)
- Cantankerous Limericks (cantankerousoldcoots.com)
- Love Embraces Everything (everydayasceticism.com)
- Reflection (mymindyourplan.wordpress.com)
- Galvanized #1.3: childhood love under the old tree (orwenedgar.wordpress.com)
- 12// The Speech of Aristophanes (jlairdblog.wordpress.com)
There is no doubt we all do this reading between the lines…sometimes consciously,sometimes unwittingly.We attempt to fill in gaps in our knowledge.There are a few problems.One is in cultural differences which may affect us here on the web.We come from very different societies and the meanings of certain words and attitudes does vary considerably;
And another factor is our own desires which we are not always aware of.We may then interpret someone’s words in a way which fits with our desire or interpret someone using bad language to signify that they do not respect us.If the Soaps are an indication it seems in much of Britain every other word has just four letters. which to me shows poverty of feelings and language… but it means many people are not offended by them…But many still are.
So wishful thinking,ignorance,wanting to believe something,,,,,..cultural ignorance.. all these may make communication difficult.Perhaps we should not read too much between the lines at the beginning of a friendship…and be wary of imputing desires to another when they seem to offer what we are hoping for.
It’s a bit like the way here nearly everyone puts “love” or “xxxxx” at the end of a letter or email… so that in reality it means almost nothing at all;Words become meaningless through overuse and we will have to judge in other ways what a person feels for us..
Some people are more prone to seeing patterns or meanings in things which can be creative but it can also lead to paranoia in the insecure or lonely individual who has become the center of a huge important plot.When I was ill as a child I remember seeing faces leering at me from the wallpaper and the oil heater hissed menacingly,,, it was the fever but I was afraid…We need friends to tell us if our interpretations seem sensible and to comfort us when we are low.. and we need to be wary of assuming too much especially when we come from different cultures
- Cross Cultural Communication (halsom200.wordpress.com)
- A Play Called Paranoia, Delusion and Others – Epilogue (ftdilkington.wordpress.com)
- On Paranoia (strwbrrywaffles.wordpress.com)
- Do I have a problem? (xtwist.wordpress.com)
- metaphysical paranoia (iellesunico.wordpress.com)
- How We’ll Swear in the Future (io9.com)
- A Bloody Post. (eleventhstack.wordpress.com)
- English’s salty past: Author digs into linguistic history and finds a lot of rude words (news.nationalpost.com)
- Swearing as a Measure of Fluency (nihaonotes.wordpress.com)
I once had a boyfriend from Diss
Who was too shy to give me a kiss.
He gazed with round eyes,
Whenever I told lies
Which rather depleted my bliss.
I rarely tell lies to my lovers
As round me like birds they all hover.
I never succumb
Which makes them feel glum,…
But love is not worth all the bother.
I prefer conversation to sex
And I prefer money to cheques.
We all have our view
On what we should do.
I even prefer talking to texts
- 5 Practical How to Kiss Tips (thesunnyside.net)
- Why Should She Leave You Because of a Kiss? (worldofsexknowledge.wordpress.com)
- Learning the easy way with limericks (irishtimes.com)
- JFK remembered at Mass in his great-grandfather’s native Limerick (irishcentral.com)
- Limericks (npr.org)
- A “Spin The Dreidel” Limerick (poetscornerblog.wordpress.com)
- Limerick U21s under new management to face Clare (clareherald.com)
The Golden Baby by Margaret Drabble…….Good but too similar to all her later works.
How it all began by Penelope Lively…Wonderful like all her books
- Writers and critics on the best books of 2013 (theguardian.com)
- Drabble #67 (drabbledaily.wordpress.com)
- A writer who began to get published late in life (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- The Observer’s books of the year (theguardian.com)
- My hero: Doris Lessing by Margaret Drabble (theguardian.com)
- confessions of a closet bibliophile (rhondondo.wordpress.com)
- Reviews round-up (newstatesman.com)
- Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel: Book Review (ladygilraen.wordpress.com)
- Currently Listening: Bring Up the Bodies (taylorsbook.wordpress.com)
- Quote of Mary Renault (breezydaystories.com)
There’s many a true word spoken to test.
Was it ever true that mother knew best?
And is it wrong to begin a sentence with words such as “but”?
Or will you merely look like an ass with no foot
There’s many a slip between top and hip.
Is there time now for my daily quip?
But should you wish to start your sentence with “and”,
Make sure you study lines of the land
There’s many a lie that’s told in terror.
And many good actions are done in error.
Moreover,if you think that logic is essential for men
Never end a sentence with words such as “when.”
Rules are useless when gambling with crooks.
Never use words that are rude such as “fux.”
Thus if you are still with me at this rage of the game..
Fill out this form and set it aflame
- Words. (184reasonsiwrite.wordpress.com)
- Temper Cluster: Words (highlightsofangst.wordpress.com)
- Nonsense and Absurdity (rossyadams.wordpress.com)
- Perfect Nonsense (coconutpress.wordpress.com)
- The Prince Ian Trade, and More Nonsense (sportscityscramble.wordpress.com)
- I Know What I Mean (booknvolume.com)
- This Nonsensical Love for Words. (achickwhowrites.wordpress.com)
- Edward Lear (fonsofafool.wordpress.com)
- Month of Forms: Day 1 – the Limerick (writersblockpoetrynight.wordpress.com)
- “It’s possible that the myth of the lone genius on his crag is so romantic that readers, authors, and critics can’t help but subscribe to it, at least somewhat.” (althouse.blogspot.com)