Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Can cockies count?

Can cockatoos count?
Monday there was one.
Tuesday there were two.
To-day, Wednesday, there were three.
How many to-morrow?
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Aging fabulous


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Monday, January 16, 2006

A regular visitor at our place

This person is a regular visitor at The Trad Pad lately.
He comes and crack the seeds of the stone fruit that drops on the ground.
He is on his own. Usually I see cockatoos in flocks around here.
So why is he on his own? A natural loner?

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Lady Lilith

This is Lady Lilith
Another
Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Of Adam's first wife, Lilith, it is told
(The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,)
That, ere the snake's, her sweet tongue could deceive,
And her enchanted hair was the first gold.
And still she sits, young while the earth is old,
And, subtly of herself contemplative,
Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave,
Till heart and body and life are in its hold.
The rose and poppy are her flowers; for where
Is he not found, O Lilith, whom shed scent10
And soft-shed kisses and soft sleep shall snare?
Lo! as that youth's eyes burned at thine, so went
Thy spell through him, and left his straight neck bent
And round his heart one strangling golden hair.

Note: Sonnet is inscribed on the lower portion of the frame.
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