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Poem for Thursday


To Autumn
By John Keats


Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,--
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

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Sort of an obvious choice for the day but I'm in a great rush. Haven't read my friends list for two days, had a ton of work to get done yesterday around a wonderful lunch with gblvr and then an insane evening of chores that continue into today (tub Drano finished, laundry not even started). Have two more articles to write today and Hebrew school carpool and violin, but hey -- I posted fic, not even waiting for betas (shall make changes later since the whole damn thing is going to need to be rewritten anyway). Also, I got my son to the orthodontist before the wire cut into his cheek too badly or got so frayed that it had to be replaced, and I got him to school in time for reading, too.

Divorcing Jack, which was our lunchtime movie choice, was so very much more extraordinary than I expected that I must say some things about it. We watched it because of David Thewlis and Jason Isaacs (and man am I looking forward to writing Lupin/Malfoy confrontation now) but I hadn't even noticed that Robert Lindsay, my beloved Captain Pellew, was in it as well, and Laura Fraser from A Knight's Tale. I had expected it to be more of a lighthearted black comedy -- the emphasis here is very much on the "black" as this is a story of IRA violence in northern Ireland and a hapless journalist who sleeps with the wrong woman in the midst of it -- yet despite being much bloodier than I expected, it was amazingly funny and Thewlis and Isaacs were unbelievably good. Isaacs in particular gave the best line reading of the word "Shit" in the history of cinema. It may even have been a better line reading than Bean's on "They have a cave troll." I cannot recommend this movie highly enough, if you can stomach quite a lot of blood.

Otherwise, I watched Smallville while chatting and formatting stuff, and rather enjoyed it except I missed so much of last season that everything involving Chloe was sort of lost on me. Now that it is out of conflict with Enterprise, this is the second show my entire family watches together, and it is very entertaining getting the opinions of an eleven- and eight-year-old about the goings-on (like lesbian kisses in the previews for next week, heh). Today I must write an article about Shatner and his reality show about making a bad small-town movie, which was a much more pleasant story to write when it seemed like it was actually about Shatner and Nimoy collaborating on a bad small-town movie. Am hoping to see perkypaduan as well. Will try to catch up on two days of friends list tonight!

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