Off Topic: Today’s Verse 54

It has been a while since my last post.  The following came to me from a wellspring of a certain je ne sais pas comment expliquer...
Call of the wild,
call the river Seine,
by the old country picnic basket
we had all heard tales of then

Back, back
Get back to the Nile’s edge
up to the Lower Kingdom
down to the Upper Rim

I sing a fiery burst of melon cakes
— To you anything I would bestow
across the brow of my eloquence,
perches a soul resplendent–

Figaro, go figure

Hopscotch back in time,
to when you could do it all over again

And still, you choose
to be mine.

— yiqi 8 july 2011 3:45 pm

5 thoughts on “Off Topic: Today’s Verse 54

  1. Philippe

    ….Hopscotch back in time,
    to when you could do it all over again…..

    Have we all not asked ourselves at one time or another if we would do the same if we could go back in time? Have we not tortured ourselves about the mistakes we made, and said, “if only, if only……….”?

    Anything we did which we now regret, we did because it seemed a good idea at the time. We were different then, less thoughtful, more foolish. Had we been then as we are now, we wouldn’t have done *these foolish things*.

  2. sittingpugs Post author

    If some mistakes weren’t made in one’s past, one may not have the opportunity to experience fortune in the future.

    Perhaps a number of “right” doors can only be opened or even found by going through certain “wrong” doors first.

    Anna May Wong!

  3. Philippe

    Interesting clip. I had read Hodges book about Anna May Wong. It was one of two books about her published in 2005, the centenary of her death. Anna May seems to have had a sad life, being always an “outsider” in America despite being a third generation American.

    No doubt it was sadness which caused her to turn to the bottle, and which may have contributed to her quite early death. Her grave, according to Hodges book, remains unmarked.

    On Youtube you can watch Anna May’s first film, *The Toll of the Sea*, made in 1922.

    1. sittingpugs Post author

      Ah, how serendipitous. I’ve come across this clip, but I don’t remember how. It may have been a related video to something I was searching.


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