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from EVERYMAN EDITION of Quotations and Proverbs mentioned in earlier post ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BAYARD TAYLOR, US author, lived 1825 to 1878

“Till the sun grows cold,                                                                                             And the stars are old,                                                                                               And the leaves of the Judgement Book unfold. (Bedouin Song )

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ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER, U.S. poet, 1863 – 1940

“Oh somewhere in this favoured land, the sun is shining bright;                                  The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light.                       And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,                       But there is no joy in Mudville – great Casey has struck out.” (Casey at the Battle)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EDWARD EVERETT HALE, U.S. cleric 1822-1909

“To look up and not down,                                                                                        To look forward and not back,                                                                                   To look out and not in, and                                                                                       To lend a hand.” (from Ten Times One is Ten) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

I should note that’s as much as I’ve ever read of any of these poets / author’s, although I can remember reading Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale – and a few others but I remember the story lines much better from those two than any others I’m not sure why at all but they are both great works of contemporary American literature. 

Oh and today’s playlist was Alanis Morrisette, Jagged Little Pill and The Meat Puppets, Forbidden Places… so quite culturally appropriate… and fantastic poetry in their lyrics… also, as current, blended culture – Paul Simon, Rhythm of the Saints … maybe some Rolling Stones in a while with cooking supper 😀

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