My Write of Way
I was goofing off today at work and came across this opening line of LP Hartley's The Go-Between - "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." And here you are feeling all lungleng and nostalgic and whatnot. What a coincidence!
ambs, I just wiki-ed your novel and it looks like a pretty good read. And the line you quoted is bang on. Also reminds me of Yeats' That is no country for old men... And I just love this song though I'd forgotten all about it till recently.
A khaia! Miss chu blog i lo va nei tha em ve aw!
Chuti mi, TS? I ti lawmawm.
Hey nice poems in your last few blogposts. Nostalgic. This word always reminds me of a particular song from the musical, "Salad Days". Were you still in MH when we put up that musical? Maybe you were too young to remember:"We mustn't look back no we mustn't look back..........whatever our memories are....We mustn't say these were our happiest days but the happiest days so far......Life's only beginning you know...."Can't get that song out of my system even after all these years. Nostalgic! But we never cross the same river twice so life begins anew every day!
Well Loch, this one is actually the lyrics of a song that I find particularly expressive of how I feel these days but thanks for the compliment on my attempts at poetry. I find poetry writing is good therapy in that its easier to say what you want immediately although much more obscurely than in plain prose. No, I wasn't at MH when the musical was put up but I remember the song as one of the GHD songs. And you're right, we never cross the river twice and every day is a new experience.
You find poetry and poetry writing therapeutic? Welcome to the club! You are absolutely right: it is more subtle and nuanced than prose.
Subtle and nuanced - exactly, Loch. With prose you have to spell out everything just so like telling something to a little child. With poetry, it's like you're talking about something to your peers who immediately catch on without your needing to go into specifics. Nice parallel, eh? :)