My New Header

Hey, I like my new header. It goes well with the mod of Dylan Thomas: Do not go gentle into that good night, blog blog against the dying of the light! You see the light from enormous regions of luminous gas clouds, and then as you move above these you see the blackness of deep space intruding with just a few isolated stars around. This is all very mysterious. So, keep on blogging! That’s the ticket. The lights may be going out as we probe deeper into space, but still we keep on blogging against the dying of the light! Blog! Blog! And I might add, GO OBAMA GO!! There’s still time!
Yes, time for me to change the header on a whim!
Header showing Venus in dark blue sky.

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  1. SleepyLaKate’s avatar

    Dad is that really how that poem goes by Dylan Thomas? :roll:
    Do you have a link to Dylan Thomas’s blog? 😆

    I do like the new header, very much. Very fitting.
    And Mr. Obama was Da Bomb last night!
    (That’s street lingo for Excellent.) :smile:

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    JAH, he vas Da Bomb!! Creamed it outta da park!

    Here’s Dylan Thomas’ poem from memory:

    Do not go gentle into that good night
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light

    Tho wise men at their end know dark is right
    Because their words had forked no lightning
    They do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by,
    Crying how bright their frail deeds
    Might have danced on a green bay
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men, who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    Learned too late they grieved it on its way
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you my father, here on that sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray,
    Do not go gentle into that good night
    Rage,rage against the dying of the light!

  3. Robert Rouse’s avatar

    Mardé, thanks for dropping by my place. You do a good job here. Welcome to my blogroll!

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks, Robert. You’ve got a great blog in Left of Centrist. Very clever title too. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I’m doing the same for you.

  5. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mardé,
    How’s life ?
    Your new blog title did not go unnoticed by moi.
    I liked it too 😉
    Believe me, you do not go gently; you do blog on & fight on.A lotof things are tossed around here, and even if I don’t understand all the people & their issues,I do come around.

    Just in case I get too busy to come back, have a pleasant September. I shall return the 25. I shall not neglect my duty to vote by absentee ballot for the General elections before I leave.

    Hugs xx

  6. Minds Erased’s avatar

    Yeah, the new header is witty, although I hate to see the work of some great poet bastardized in such a way. Hey, whatever ropes ’em in, right?

    And yes, speaking of gas clouds (of hot air), even *I* have to admit that, while listening to Obama’s speech at the DNC on NPR (by the way, isn’t DNC also the acronym for some really discomforting procedure women endure after a miscarriage?), I was starting to feel something akin to inspiration. OK, so the guy has a great speaking voice and a huge rock-star charisma. Does that mean he, or anyone else for that matter, will get my vote this fall? We shall have to wait and see.

  7. Mardé’s avatar

    Hey, Minds, I love that poem and didn’t mean to bastardize it. In fact I quoted the whole damn thing in my second comment above, didn’t I? The next to last stanza is the most powerful and tragic metaphor I know of! Can’t keep it outta my head!

    And this business about Obama being a rock star — well, that’s right out of the Karl Rove propaganda machine and playbook. It was more than his speaking voice. He actually said something. Quite a lot in fact. And he wasn’t playing games. He was deadly serious. He does want to try to bring people together, impossible as that may be. Such a thing requires compromise, requires trying to see the other side’s point of view, finding a way forward. Not at all easy, and it may be impossible in this country to do that. We’ll see. Anyway, Minds, he’s got my vote. But you keep thinking about it…. Think too of the alternative…?
    😉 😎 😆

  8. Minds Erased’s avatar

    Easy there, killah! I was just having a wee bit of fun. I didn’t really mean (this time, heh) to get you all riled up.

    I really did enjoy Obama’s words (written, no doubt, not by him, but by some very talented speech writer). But, lots of pretty politicians say lots of pretty things. Obama certainly has hit the right chord with many of Americans. I am not saying he’s not sincere – I’m just saying he’s trying to get elected, first and foremost.

  9. Mardé’s avatar

    Well, I guess I’m showing a paranoid streak! Should have gotten the vibe that you were having fun, Minds. That’s the trouble with this medium! It doesn’t capture the whole person, only words on a screen, so, one can get all riled up by one’s imaginings, whereas if the person or persons were actually present, it would be a 3-D experience. Well, this is pretty obvious I guess, but I need to keep reminding myself.

    You do know that Obama does a lot of his own writing. He did write those two books. He wasn’t editor of Harvard Law Review for nothing. He may not have written the whole speech but I’m sure he had a great deal of input into it. You’re right. He’s trying to get elected. But I do think he believes much of what he says. It’s that old dilemma again: you have to compromise to get elected, but if you compromise too far, then it does become just “wanting to get elected”. Where is the line? is the question, I think. We’d have to look at specific statements he made to go further on this.

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