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Posts tagged ‘Poems’

“Sometimes I find I’m wearing a divided, split brain in terms of drama and humor.” ―Ridley Scott


A good laugh splits your sides and face. So your guts and brains fall out.

“Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”

Edward de Bono

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Science Detectives Find Eden Where Adam and Eve Left It


 Ages before scientists traced the biblical Garden to the dark continent, Michelangelo painted “The Creation of Adam,” as if the first anatomically modern person were as pale as Pope Julius II, who paid for the job.

“The old master painter from the faraway hills
Painted the violets and the daffodills”

Haven Gillespie

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A poem with puns in praise of a lucky lamb in a pastoral picture, and words a good shepherd lives by


 A Lamb in Chic Clothing

Branded on a range not on a grill / Cooler in a pen than a pan

“It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.” Tiberius

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“Stand a little less between me and the sun.” ―Diogenes


From the ceiling beneath our feet, the skies seem frayed as faith at the end of days.

“If you’re looking down at Earth, you’re looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds.”

Buzz Aldrin

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“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.” ―Phil Ochs


When a Peacemaker was a lawman’s six-shooter, trigger fingers made peace signs.

“And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”

Josephine Baker

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“We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?” ―John Kenneth Galbraith


Amazing science stories let us explore worlds far, far away, and discover strange life forms.

“Science fiction frees you to go anyplace and examine anything.”

Octavia E. Butler

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“The only thing they can’t teach you at art school is art.” ―David Bailey


At the arts gymnasium of the Classical World, an Aristophanes ushers you up the steps to the highest stage, where some Ovid shoves you off.

“If you ever have a kid who doesn’t know what to do, stick him in art school. It’s amazing what evolves.”

Ridley Scott

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“It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life.” ―Jeff Bridges


For a beach bum, playing beach ball, sand and water coincide.

“Hug the shore; let others try the deep.”

Virgil

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“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.” ―Stephen Hawking


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“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” ―Oprah Winfrey


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