SEPTEMBER 19 2010 : The mists are curled o’er a dark-faced world, And the shadows sleep around.

Henry Kendall.

http://www.fullbooks.com/The-Poems-of-Henry-Kendall1.html

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Oh! clasp the proverb to thy soul, dear loving heart and true,

For golden years are fleeting by, and youth is passing too;

Ah! learn to make the most of life, nor lose one happy day,

For time will ne’er return sweet joys neglected, thrown away;

Nor leave one tender word unsaid, thy kindness sow broad cast

“The mill will never grind again with water that is past.”

D. C. McCallum.

One thousand secrets of rich and wise men revealed

foto – front paddock raleigh 2010 july

SEPTEMBER 18 2010 : Around 1230 AD Zen Master Wu Men : Spring’s myriad flowers Autumn’s harvest moon Summer’s cool breeze Winter’s snow.

http://www.enjoyingbuddhism.info/index.php/literature/zen-poetry.html

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HOW TO MAKE :  BALM OF A THOUSAND FLOWERS. — Deodorized
Alcohol one pint, nice white Bar Soap four ounces ; shave
the soap when put in, stand in a warm place till dissolved,
then add Oil of Citronella one drachm, and Oils of Neroli
and Rosemary, of each one-half drachm.

One thousand secrets of rich and wise men revealed

foto- flowers from bev in north bello

SEPTEMBER 17 2010 : Your avarice is a regrettable sign of the times, sighed the Pigeon, eyeing the Bower Bird.

http://users.vic.chariot.net.au/~bpepper/fairbairnaacotb.html

An Australian Conference of the Birds. Sydney poet Anne Fairbairn.

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Go to bed first,

A golden purse ;

Go to bed second,

A golden pheasant ;

Go to bed third,

A golden bird.

He that lies at the stock.

Shall have the gold rock ;

He that lies at the wall,

Shall have the gold ball ;

He that lies in the middle,

Shall have the gold fiddle.

Halliwell, P. R. {Schoolboy Rhymes).

Lean’s collectanea

foto – regent bower bird raleigh nsw july 2010

SEPTEMBER 16 2010 : Turkish Proverb – "Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and as sweet as love."

http://www.balaams-ass.com/piano/coffee.htm

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The inhabitants of Java believe that women are frequently delivered of crocodiles, and such families constantly put victuals into the river for their amphibious relation. — Cook, Voyages 1821.

Lean’s collectanea

foto – Brett at work in the black bear cafe bellingen july 2010

SEPTEMBER 15 2010 : "Better poor with honour than rich with shame" (Dutch)

Curiosities in proverbs

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WEALTH OF POVERTY
I’LL DOFF MY TWO DOLLAR HAT
I’LL SHINE THOSE FIVE DOLLAR SHOES
TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT I’M GONNA
DANCE AWAY ALL MY BLUES
I’LL CAST MY FATE TO THE WIND
AS I GO SAILIN ALONG
GOIN OUT DOWN TOWN & HAVIN FUN
I’LL WEAR MY TEN DOLLAR SUIT
I’M GONNA STRAIGHTEN UP MY TIE
TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT I’M BORN WITH WINGS
COME SEE HOW I FLY
I MIGHT DANCE TILL I’M DEAD
WITH THE MUSIC IN MY HEAD
AS LONG I GOT YOU, ENOUGH SAID
OH WHEN THAT SUN SHINES
OH YEAH IT’S FOR FREE
THERE’S NOTHIN LIKE
A STROLL OUT IN THE PARK
AND IF THAT RAIN FALLS
LONG AS YOU’RE WITH ME
WE COULD BE TOGETHER HAPPILY
LIVIN IN THIS WEALTH OF POVERTY
INSTR
I’VE GOT MY TRASH CAN CIGAR
AND MY ST VINNIES VEST
WALKIN WITH MY BABY
I’M THE BEST OF THE BEST
I’M DRESSED UP TO THE NINES
LOOKIN LIKE A MILLIONAIRE
MY DARLIN ON MY ARM
I DO DECLARE
OH WHEN THAT MOON SHINES
SHININ DOWN ON ME
WALKIN WITH MY GIRL
OUT IN THE BLUE
IF THINGS DON’T SEEM RIGHT
LONG AS YOU’RE WITH ME
WE COULD BE TOGETHER HAPPILY
LIVIN IN THIS WEALTH OF POVERTY
INSTR
I’VE GOT NO MONEY IN THE BANK
AINT GOT A DOLLAR TO MY NAME
BUT I’M GONNA PUT SOME STARCH
INTO MY COLLAR JUST THE SAME
OH, AND THOUGH I’M LIGHT OF PURSE
I FEEL A WEALTHY MAN
I’M GONNA LOOK AS DAPPER AS I CAN
OH WHEN THAT SUN SHINES
OH YEAH IT’S FOR FREE
THERE’S NOTHIN LIKE
A STROLL OUT IN THE PARK
AND IF THAT RAIN FALLS
LONG AS YOU’RE WITH ME
WE COULD BE TOGETHER HAPPILY
LIVIN IN THIS WEALTH OF POVERTY

CREATIVE COPYRIGHT BELONGS TO JOHN WHITMORE WHO WROTE THE FIRST FULL VERSE AND TWO MIDDLE EIGHTS. IZZY FOREAL WROTE ALL OF THE REST OF THE VERSES.

SEPTEMBER 14 2010 : "The titmouse holds up its feet that the sky may not fall upon it."

Curiosities in proverbs

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When I was just a little kid my mother used to say

Each time you want to cross the road you ought to look each way

Don’t walk under ladders and never walk on cracks

And when the train is pulling in be sure to stand well back

I recall that just as well as most of what I learnt at school
 

foto – roller skating in armidale.

SEPTEMBER 13 2010 : Little boy who won’t listen to his mother dies under the Monday sun. (French Guiana— Creole)

Curiosities in proverbs

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Low Isles Sunrise

Morning sun, green seas,
Five turtles calmly gliding.
And then! Small grey shark.

http://www.art-in-tropical-australia.com/haiku-poems.html

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http://mmm.grime.net/index.htm

foto – sunrise at bilambil northern nsw 2006

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