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The Walrus and the Carpenter
BY LEWIS CARROLL
"The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright —
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done —
"It's very rude of him," she said,
"To come and spoil the fun."

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead —
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
If this were only cleared away,'
They said, it would be grand!'

If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose,' the Walrus said,
That they could get it clear?'
I doubt it,' said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

O Oysters, come and walk with us!'
The Walrus did beseech.
A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each.'

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head —
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat —
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn't any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more —
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

The time has come,' the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
Of cabbages — and kings —
And why the sea is boiling hot —
And whether pigs have wings.'

But wait a bit,' the Oysters cried,
Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!'
No hurry!' said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

A loaf of bread,' the Walrus said,
Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed —
Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.'

But not on us!' the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!'
The night is fine,' the Walrus said.
Do you admire the view?

It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!'
The Carpenter said nothing but
Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf —
I've had to ask you twice!'

It seems a shame,' the Walrus said,
To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!'
The Carpenter said nothing but
The butter's spread too thick!'

I weep for you,' the Walrus said:
I deeply sympathize.'
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

O Oysters,' said the Carpenter,
You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none —
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one."

Lewis Carroll 1832–1898


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23 Mais Jésus, se retournant, lui dit:
---Arrière, «*Satan»! Eloigne-toi de moi! Tu es un obstacle à ma mission, car tes pensées ne sont pas celles de Dieu; ce sont des pensées tout humaines.

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"And would you agree that post-moderniste minimalism is little more than a diversionary tactic to evade responsibility for objective reporting ?"

"Most of the Time, yes, but in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing it can be dramatic, meaningful and relevant"

"Any more of that cheese?"


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I don't know about objective reporting, but literature is filled with great examples of saying much with the fewest words, long before modernism.

"Brevity is the soul of wit." - Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Ernest Hemingway's shortest story: "Baby shoes for sale. Never worn." Many of Franz Kafka's short stories are about a page long.
Iggy Pop tries to keep the lyrics to his songs to 25 words or less, yet are still exciting to watch "Lust for Life", "I wanna be your dog", "Wild One".
Any Ramones' song.
Japanese Haiku's.
Steven Wright's one-liners.
The Psalms.
Marlon Brando's entire speaking part in "Apocalypse Now".
The Lord's Prayer. . . .
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Un secrète n'est pas facile: on doit concentrer l'esprit à chaque instant son sujet est en cours de discussion: il est souvent le plus évident d'erreurs que le trahit
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Well, this does take the biscuit:
bottled water ????? An addiction that has crept up on us unnoticed and now rules our lives.
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C'est seulement tu n'es pas moi
Si se sente une commune peur
Si vive la vie si juste au loi
Si vaincre ce vérité à cœur

That tree..... Reminds me of something.... Can't quite.....

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Rouge-gorge chante dans cette arbre jour par jour
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The question arises : what would these people be doing, if they hadn't borrowed money to go to University? 
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Here's two people with a secret we'd all like to share
A couple who died a week apart from one another after 71 years of marriage have been laid to rest.
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My father and his closest childhood friend, his cousin 6 months younger than him, died within 36 hours of each other - although it had to be said sadly they had been estranged for many years
It's also noteworthy that the two most respected auteur filmmakers of the 20th century Ingemar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni also died within 48 hours of each other
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"COME live with me and be my Love
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dale and field
And all the craggy mountains yield.

There will we sit upon the rocks
And see the shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.

There will I make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle.

A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull,
Fair linèd slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold.

A belt of straw and ivy buds
With coral clasps and amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me and be my Love.

Thy silver dishes for thy meat
As precious as the gods do eat,
Shall on an ivory table be
Prepared each day for thee and me.

The shepherd swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my Love. "

- Christopher Marlowe


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Independent Film maker. Alternative musician, composer. In music, works as street performer in Central London, on a daily basis, has done for many years, also creates music on computer. In film, worked in British TV as a studio director, and film maker also making films in corporate. Dropped out many years ago but re-entered film making by forming a jointly-owned co-operative Triple U Productions in 1994. Several DVDs and CDs are available of our product including the trilogy "Streams of Consciousness", some short dramas, music videos and music albums. Please contact me at the e mail below with inquiries
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