All that’s near grows faint and far;
But the first to rise has risen,
High it shines, the evening star!
All is in uncertain motion,
Creeping mists enshroud the sky;
Gulfs of night as deep as ocean
Mirrored on the dark lake lie.
Now I sense the gleam and glowing
Of the moonlight’s eastering day;
Slender willow-tresses flowing
With the nearby waters play.
Through the flickering shadows lunar
Magic dances, coolness seems
To have touched my eyes and soothes me,
Steals into my inmost dreams.
~ via Shoalhaven Botanical Gardens
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“. . . during the war, people voraciously read War and Peaceas a way of checking themselves (and not Tolstoy, whose validity no one doubted). And the reader said to him or herself: so, it means what I’m feeling is correct; that’s how it is. Whoever had the strength to read, voraciously read War and Peace.”
Of course, many of us read War and Peace that way. It encourages full immersion. I know several men still in love with Natasha Rostov and who suspect they have too much in common with Pierre Bezukhov. Barskova quotes Panteleev again:
“In the most horrific days of that winter I read Dickens’sGreat Expectations. The book had just come out in a new translation; I bought it at a stall in the street. I read it by night, by the light of a smoky night-lamp. And I know that for me that night-lamp, its soot, and my breath-vapor have become forever linked with everything I was reading about, with the spirit and gloom and light and smells of Dickens’s novel. Whether you like it or not, whether I like it or not, you are with me for life, Pip! You’re a blokadnik.”
Richard FlanaganAustralian author'Address to the National Press Club'LIFT WEIGHTS AND LIVE LONGER. Better, tooVLADIMIR:
You must be happy too, deep down, if you only knew it.
Happy about what?
To be back with me again.
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What an amazing day filled with exploration of native flora and fauna at Shoalhaven Heads ... Roger is a walking encyclopaedia of native plants and propagation ... He even has the best looking rare beauty Wollemia Pine ... The secret is out and all lovers of nature are welcome to explore this amazing spot on earth surrounded by sea, rivers and most of all the national park Shoalhaven Heads Native Botanic Garden | Shoalhaven Attraction - Visit NSW"