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Thoughts on the expressions: “mother nature” and “the birds and bee’s” – aspects of the Victorian symbolism of springtime

Here’s a thought I had: I have often heard two expressions that has always made me wonder of their origin:  “Mother nature” “The birds and the bee’s” It seems, to me, that both of these have origin in the Victorian era (1800’s).  They … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how Old English riddles may of come from Norse Skaldic poetry

I’ve always felt that there was a similarity between Old English riddles and Norse Skaldic poetry.  Here’s are some thoughts on it: RELIGIOUS SKALDIC POETRY OF SWEDEN/DENMARK It seems to me, that what we call “Skaldic poetry” appears to originate from a religious form … Continue reading

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“Coming round, coming round”

Coming round, coming round what is it that watches over me? there is a something . . . this I cannot fathom not in my conception not in my mind a fact unfathomable a large gaping gap a void in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Skaldic poetry and the Norse god Odin

Here are some thoughts I had about Skaldic poetry: THE SKALDS AND SKALDIC POETRY Skaldic poetry was a form of poetry used by the Old Norse or Viking poets, called Skalds, during and after the Viking era.  They were particularly prevalent … Continue reading

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“Feeling the presence, a great weight squashes me”

Feeling the presence, a great weight squashes me my self fades, the pain of the FACT makes it mark the great myriad images of life recede, passing away in the midst and the truth . . . yes! . . . that … Continue reading

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“Lost in the world of my own reality”

Lost in the world of my own reality bewildered at my own sight images pass, words echo amidst my dawning brow thoughts toss upon the glades remembrances cascade along the way the murmering stream calls forth my name . . … Continue reading

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“In the dark chasm of my mind, a labyrinth unfolds”

In the dark chasm of my mind, a labyrinth unfolds there I see . . . an oracle I have become speaking the unutterable sound prounouncing the worldless word stand still and hear the speechlessness of the oracle . . .  … Continue reading

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