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February 26th, 2019, 9:14 pm

That was just one letter and I was very tired that day!
BTW, I'm teaching a foreigner Ukrainian. He saw a lizard today and asked me about the word for it. Here's the inflection:
я щірка
ти щірок
він щірок
вона щірка
ми щірки
...
>;-]
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Who We Are

I'm a joke
you're a brush
he is a brush
she is a jest
we are sober


We jazz June.
We die soon.

(Close it out with a little Harlem Renaissance swing.)
 
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Re: Your rants here

February 26th, 2019, 9:29 pm

I like Scotland and Switzerland and may go to Ireland and Austria this year.

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February 26th, 2019, 9:38 pm

I like Scotland and Switzerland and may go to Ireland and Austria this year.

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Hehe.  Well, that's not really worthy of a rant is it?

Other travels may include Seattle, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, and somewhere in the Southwest.

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February 26th, 2019, 9:40 pm

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February 26th, 2019, 9:47 pm

Wonderful! Maybe a few days of horse trekking too.

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Re: Your rants here

February 26th, 2019, 10:54 pm

That was just one letter and I was very tired that day!
BTW, I'm teaching a foreigner Ukrainian. He saw a lizard today and asked me about the word for it. Here's the inflection:
я щірка
ти щірок
він щірок
вона щірка
ми щірки
...
>;-]
Google Translate loves it.

Who We Are

I'm a joke
you're a brush
he is a brush
she is a jest
we are sober


We jazz June.
We die soon.

(Close it out with a little Harlem Renaissance swing.)
Waiting for Google to announce that their Translate has developed AI :-)
 
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Re: Your rants here

February 26th, 2019, 11:23 pm

Waiting for Google to announce that their Translate has developed AI :-)
It is a pretty good lost-in-translation poem.  

I goggled because I recognized the I, you, he, she... from a few years of Russian.

But was wondering about the lizard so...

We have some multilingual poetry mash ups in the International thread, I think.

French, German, Spanish, Gaelic and Russian at least.  Was fun.
 
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February 26th, 2019, 11:41 pm

Well I have not found the mash up - maybe on a different thread.

In any case, some poems are like dreams and others are like nightmares! 

That one was somewhere in between, with contributions from FrenchX, exner, ExSan, Cuchulainn, and Errrb, as I recall.

Anyway, goodnight and maybe some time for further literary pursuits on the weekend...
 
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Re: Your rants here

February 27th, 2019, 3:03 am

That was just one letter and I was very tired that day!
BTW, I'm teaching a foreigner Ukrainian. He saw a lizard today and asked me about the word for it. Here's the inflection:
я щірка
ти щірок
він щірок
вона щірка
ми щірки
...
>;-]
Google Translate loves it.

Who We Are

I'm a joke
you're a brush
he is a brush
she is a jest
we are sober


We jazz June.
We die soon.

(Close it out with a little Harlem Renaissance swing.)
Waiting for Google to announce that their Translate has developed AI :-)
It all sounded vaguely plausible until “we are sober”. Then it picked up again.
 
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February 27th, 2019, 9:33 am


Google Translate loves it.

Who We Are

I'm a joke
you're a brush
he is a brush
she is a jest
we are sober


We jazz June.
We die soon.

(Close it out with a little Harlem Renaissance swing.)
Waiting for Google to announce that their Translate has developed AI :-)
It all sounded vaguely plausible until “we are sober”. Then it picked up again.
I stopped drinking when I was 14!
 
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Re: Your rants here

February 27th, 2019, 3:10 pm

If you go to Austria, visit Vienna's answer to the Icelandic Blue Lagoon

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February 27th, 2019, 3:20 pm

If you go to Austria, visit Vienna's answer to the Icelandic Blue Lagoon
the Viennese sewer and its easy charm? LOL.

I think back to Budapest actually, for the Gulyásleves (their spicy hot soup). Delicious!

and buy some native paprika to take home.  Customs will care, so I will declare....

And the Blue Lagoon for real - and another horse trek!

But this is a ways out.  A tree could fall on me between now and then with the fierce winds that we have had here this week. hehe.

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February 27th, 2019, 3:28 pm

A rare rant from me (and not an angry one - haha!)

This Hungarian soup is amazing!

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The native paprika is so hot and slightly sweet - it is like fireworks for your mouth and mind. 

Add fresh bread and a glass of wine - it is divine. :)

Highly recommended.
 
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Re: Your rants here

February 27th, 2019, 7:51 pm

Well I have not found the mash up - maybe on a different thread.

In any case, some poems are like dreams and others are like nightmares! 

That one was somewhere in between, with contributions from FrenchX, exner, ExSan, Cuchulainn, and Errrb, as I recall.

Anyway, goodnight and maybe some time for further literary pursuits on the weekend...
"FrenchX, exner, ExSan, Cuchulainn, and Errrb" (c), those are your favorite poets, I guess? :)
 
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Re: Your rants here

February 27th, 2019, 8:02 pm

Well I have not found the mash up - maybe on a different thread.

In any case, some poems are like dreams and others are like nightmares! 

That one was somewhere in between, with contributions from FrenchX, exner, ExSan, Cuchulainn, and Errrb, as I recall.

Anyway, goodnight and maybe some time for further literary pursuits on the weekend...
"FrenchX, exner, ExSan, Cuchulainn, and Errrb" (c), those are your favorite poets, I guess? :)
Among my favorites from this Forum, for sure. farmer wrote short stories and someone else too - long departed but strange European tales - such volume flowed out, they could have become a novel.

From this group, FrenchX was the romantic/symbolist poet - Hugo or Rimbaud, ExSan more like Neruda, exner firmly Goethe-Germanic, strong phrasing and diction, Cuchulainn - Seamus Heaney and Joyce, and Errrb a savage mix of absurdism and surrealism. Charles Bukowski and Kafka too. The artist/cartoonist Ralph Steadman also comes to mind. One of my favorites.

I put a poem up (bumped it) on the International Select poetry thread and read it again with my Russian dictionary last night. 

Profane, ominous, angry, showing great spirit in adversity. Excellent work.

It's cool when people create art or poetry here - we are all deeper than our daily caricatures and petty posts may show.
 
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