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Monday, May 17, 2010

Poetic Monday (in English and German)

Some poetry to ponder on this dreary, rainy day!


Hope is the Thing with Feathers - by Emily Dickinson

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea,
Yet never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.




When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

~Author Unknown



Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. ~George Iles







I Had Been Hungry All The Years - by Emily Dickinson.


I had been hungry all the years-
My noon had come, to dine-
I, trembling, drew the table near
And touched the curious wine.

'T was this on tables I had seen
When turning, hungry, lone,
I looked in windows, for the wealth
I could not hope to own.

I did not know the ample bread,
'T was so unlike the crumb
The birds and I had often shared
In Nature's dining-room.

The plenty hurt me, 't was so new,--
Myself felt ill and odd,
As berry of a mountain bush
Transplanted to the road.

Nor was I hungry; so I found
That hunger was a way
Of persons outside windows,
The entering takes away.

For my German speaking friends a couple short, amusing Gedichte:


Die Feder - by Joachim Ringelnatz (1883-1934)

Ein Federchen flog durch das Land;
Ein Nilpferd schlummerte im Sand.
Die Feder sprach: „Ich will es wecken!“
Sie liebte, andere zu necken.
Aufs Nilpferd setzte sich die Feder
Und streichelte sein dickes Leder.
Das Nilpferd sperrte auf den Rachen
Und musste ungeheuer lachen.




Schlechtes Wetter - by Victor Blüthgen (1844-1920)

Liese, es regnet Seile;
Ich sterbe vor Langerweile.
Ich glaube, die Blasen schwimmen dort -
Jetzt regnet's vier Wochen immer so fort.
Ich sollte der liebe Gott mal sein.
Da gäb' es Regen bloß bei Nacht,
Und immer wär' es Sonnenschein,
Wenn ich im Bett wär' aufgewacht.




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7 comments:

glor said...

Have a beautiful day.

Susan said...

Good Morning!

I like the one that starts " When the world says Give Up. I like that.

HOPE SAYS TRY IT ONE MORE TIME!!!

everyone should know that one.

Susan

I Wonder Wye said...

I love the first poem, always have. Thanks for sharing this. i feel better. About my post on the Spanx, just order it online. The fit is 'true' to our size so you don't have to worry about the size...

Silke said...

Liebe Doris, I love those poems and the German ones were too funny! I hadn't heard the first one in years and the second I didn't know at all! I'll pass them on to my sister... Thank you!! Love, Silke

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

I love Emily's words of inspiration on hope!

Jane

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

The answers to your questions:
"Why are people paying $3,500 to name a puppy? What happens to the money?

Is a black Goldador a black Lab/Golden Retriever mix?"

The school I raise for (SEGDI) is a non profit organization - the only way they bring in money is on donations. Even the guide dogs are given to the blind people at no cost (they are worth $60,000 when they are placed with a blind person - but the blind person pays zero).
SEGDI does lots of fundraising - naming a dog is just one of their many sponsorships.
You pay $3500 to sponsor a puppy (which includes picking a breed/gender/color & name for a puppy). You sponsor a puppy from 9 weeks 'til 14-20 months. And get updates & pictures on the certain dog you sponsored.

Feel free to check out SEGDI’S sponsorship page - http://www.guidedogs.org/index.php?page=sponsorships,

Yes a Goldador is a lab/golden retriever mix.

Hope this helps!

Toby's Raiser

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Hallo Namensvetterin,
schön deine Kommentare danke. Bin leider sehr enttäuscht aus dem Urlaub gekommen. Es ist immer wieder schade wenn man von Menschen persönlich so sehr enttäuscht wird.
Nun ja am ende habe ich einer Person heftig die Meinung gesagt und fühle mich etwas erleichtert. Aber ich bin natürlich ziemlich verletzt.
Aber Schwamm drüber, es ist so schön dann immer wieder so liebe Menschen zu finden wie Dich. auch wenn wir uns nicht wirklich kennen, ein so großes dankeschön!
Es ist Balsam auf meiner Haut!
Alles liebe in die Staaten.
Aus good old Germany
Tschüss
Doris