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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Men come and go as leaves year by year upon the trees. Those of autumn the wind sheds upon the ground, but when spring returns the forest buds forth with fresh vines.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:50:48 AM
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Armageddon is looming ahead: you can't be sure of anything, but must be ready for anything. Joking just in case it might be true too soon.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:04:21 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Men come and go as leaves year by year upon the trees. Those of autumn the wind sheds upon the ground, but when spring returns the forest buds forth with fresh vines.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)


In Scroll 6 of The Iliad Homer used this as a figure of speech: " And the son of Hippolokhos answered, son of Tydeus, why ask me of my lineage? Men come and go as leaves year by year upon the trees. Those of autumn the wind sheds upon the ground, but when the season [hôra] of spring returns the forest buds forth with fresh vines.

Even so is it with the generations of humankind, the new spring up as the old are passing away."
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0217%3Abook%3D6%3Acard%3D102

capitán
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:28:14 PM

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Leaves?
Yes, it is the best example, right?


From the leaves of grass:

wish I could translate
the hints about the dead young men and women,
And the hints about old men and mothers,
and the offspring taken soon out of their laps.

What do you think have become of the young and old men?
And what do you think have become of the women and children?
They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life,
and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
And ceas’d the moment life appear’d.
All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed,
and luckier.”

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than a journey-work of the stars.
-W.W.
MTC
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:18:00 PM
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone, long time passing?
Where have all the young girls gone, long time ago?
Where have all the young girls gone?
Gone for husbands everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the husbands gone, long time passing?
Where have all the husbands gone, long time ago?
Where have all the husbands gone?
Gone for soldiers everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Pete Seeger
jcbarros
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:48:54 PM

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Les feuilles mortes se remassent a la pelle
Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi

Et le vent du nord les emporte
Dans la nuit froide de l'oubli.

(.....................................................) Prevert - Kosma "Les feuilles mortes"
capitán
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:58:00 PM

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jcbarros...

¡Es un clásico!
Sin embargo, prefiero la versión de Chet Baker y Paul Desmond.

Though the origin of this song is french,
I certainly prefer the sound of Chet and Paul.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsz3mrnIBd0
jcbarros
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:56:28 PM

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Capitan
Tienes razón, es muy bueno.
We share this pleasure for the good music.
Skyoe
Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:57:10 AM
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Daemon wrote:

Men come and go as leaves year by year upon the trees. Those of autumn the wind sheds upon the ground, but when spring returns the forest buds forth with fresh vines.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC)



I like this Tagore line better:

"Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves." --- Rabindranath Tagore Stray Birds

(And Stray Birds is my favorite Tagore works: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6524/6524-h/6524-h.htm)

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