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The Tyger

BY WILLIAM BLAKE
"Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?"

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Half-way pause

The turn of noontide has begun.
In the weak breeze the sunshine yields.
There is a bell upon the fields.
On the long hedgerow's tangled run
A low white cottage intervenes:
Against the wall a blind man leans,
And sways his face to have the sun.
Our horses' hoofs stir in the road,
Quiet and sharp. Light hath a song
Whose silence, being heard, seems long.
The point of noon maketh abode,
And will not be at once gone through.
The sky's deep colour saddens you,
And the heat weighs a dreamy load.

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti - pre-Raphaelite brother of Christina, and KCS OB - like me.



https://plus.google.com/106045608115852817529/posts/XWFxWZrD8Q1
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Here is a supposed group of people over the age of 75, numbering 217 who have developed one or other form of dementia. I am going to guess that the number of these who had been completely teetotal for more than 20 years would be not more than 5 and this is a completely inadequate number to deduce any correlations at all, and even more so when the results are claimed to be different for different types of dementia.

It's hard to imagine how a sufficient number of teetotallers 75 or over could be assembled such as to provide access to researchers into their daily routines - unless they were involuntarily teetotal (convicts, mental patients) and of course they wouldn't have been teetotal prior to this condition which would also bear strongly on developing mental conditions
 
Here's an article in the DT which claims there is evidence that moderate alcohol consumption protects against dementia in old age.
They apparently studied 3200 75 year olds for 3 years of whom 217 developed dementia and there was a larger proportion of abstainers than moderate drinkers
I'm sceptical: I think it would be extremely difficult to identify a sufficient number of 75 year old total abstainers to create such a group that would then produce measurably more sufferers out of such a small overall total . You would have to have a very intrusive research regime to ensure the statistical results were accurate. I would also think it extremely difficult to find any sufferers from dementia who were without a history of alcohol consumption within 10 years of being diagnosed.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/8357125/Glass-of-wine-a-day-cuts-dementia-risk.html
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Here's an article in the DT which claims there is evidence that moderate alcohol consumption protects against dementia in old age.
They apparently studied 3200 75 year olds for 3 years of whom 217 developed dementia and there was a larger proportion of abstainers than moderate drinkers
I'm sceptical: I think it would be extremely difficult to identify a sufficient number of 75 year old total abstainers to create such a group that would then produce measurably more sufferers out of such a small overall total . You would have to have a very intrusive research regime to ensure the statistical results were accurate. I would also think it extremely difficult to find any sufferers from dementia who were without a history of alcohol consumption within 10 years of being diagnosed.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/8357125/Glass-of-wine-a-day-cuts-dementia-risk.html
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Here's an interesting story: sadly this gent lost his much-loved wife 3 years ago and is saying men were all insensitive and gave him advice about eventually starting to look for a new girlfriend (which is what, after long interval) he is now doing, whilst women all came in with "offers of help" (sic) and asking him what he needed, cooking him meals etc etc

What's interesting is that if some poor wretch of a man had suggested to a few females they go round and cook some meals, do some shopping etc, they would likely have been torn off a strip for gender stereotyping, and seeing women as good for nothing but cooking etc
HIS wife Sian Busby lost her battle with lung cancer three years ago, but journalist Robert Peston was shocked by some of the "insensitive" advice he received from male friends following her death.
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"(Felled 1879)

My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled,
Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun,
All felled, felled, are all felled;
Of a fresh and following folded rank
Not spared, not one
That swam or sank
On meadow and river and wind-wandering
weed-winding bank.

O if we but knew what we do
When we delve or hew-
Hack and rack the growing green!
Since country is so tender
To touch, her being so slender,
That, like this sleek and seeing ball
But a prick will made no eye at all,
Where we, even where we mean
To mend her we end her,
When we hew or delve:
After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.
Ten or twelve, only ten or twelve
Strokes of havoc unselve
The sweet especial scene,
Rural scene, a rural scene,
Sweet especial rural scene."

by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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I suppose we must be thankful that the rabbit is actually dead

What a charming bunch we humans are
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Lions are horrible creatures, smelly, lazy, self-centred, cruel and licentious. Some idiot on here has said he can't imagine anything more beautiful (sic) What a poser!
I'll bet there's been some celebrating in the antelope communities of Zumbabwe tonight!
A host of celebrities have taken to social media to speak out on the killing of well-known lion Cecil in Zimbabwe by a US dentist. Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais was among the well-known faces to take to Twitter to speak out against the killing by Walter Palmer.
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" BATTER my heart, three person'd God; for, you
As yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend;
That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow mee,'and bend
Your force, to breake, blowe, burn and make me new.
I, like an usurpt towne, to'another due
Labour to'admit you, but Oh, to no end,
Reason your viceroy in mee, mee should defend,
But is captiv'd, and proves weake or untrue.
Yet dearely'I love you,'and would be loved faine,
But am betroth'd unto your enemie:
Divorce mee,'untie, or breake that knot againe;
Take mee to you, imprison mee, for Except you'enthrall mee, never shall be free,
Nor ever chast, except you ravish mee."

- John Donne, arguably the leader of the so-called "metaphysical" poets of the British (first) Elizabethan age
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"A doctor who gave the president of a university polo club a cocktail of drugs leading him to choke to death on a sock has been jailed"

- report in several UK papers

the sock supplier got off Scott free


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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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