AWAKE

Awake

Fearful the moaning

of the wind,

far worse when it begins

to speak

however low and

indistinct

of what you suspect

but dare not think,

rising and falling

like a conversation

in another room,

soft then loud

like bad news arriving.

Julian O’Dea

35 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on October 22, 2021 at 9:16 am

    There are some similarities. While we are going into fall, you are going into spring. You’ll see flowers soon. Yay!

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  2. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on November 27, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    This has nothing to do with the post, but it is an animal rescue video. Somebody saved Bullwinkle’s sweetie. It is something you won’t see in Australia.

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  3. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on December 22, 2021 at 6:06 am

    I’ll post this comment early, in the hope that you clear it in time for Christmas. I do see to be on a large fauna run. It was well received elsewhere because of mention of Finland. If I don’t hear from you, Merry Christmas!

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  4. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on January 13, 2022 at 7:21 am

    She’s cute. She’s French. She sings. What else could you want?

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  5. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on January 17, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    I stumbled across this while getting lost in Youtube music videos. Better to link it now than forget later. It is a gem.

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  6. Interesting. What would your poetic influences are?

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    • excuse me. meant to type “what would you *say*”

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      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 7, 2022 at 9:35 am

        I don’t have specific influences that I can name. I like Shakespeare, Marvell, GM Hopkins, Coleridge. Australian poets I like include AD Hope and David Campbell.

        This poem got rejected by a place that often takes my stuff. I thought it was good but it didn’t please the editors.

  7. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on February 25, 2022 at 5:17 am

    She really is cute but she is far too young for me. *sniff*

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  8. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on March 29, 2022 at 1:06 am

    If the young brunette won’t do it for you, how about the redhead? I know that you like her and I do too.

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  9. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on April 4, 2022 at 6:24 am

    In a previous post, you wanted the best Hell March that could be found. This may be it.
    Warning: Graphic Violence.

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  10. Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 7, 2022 at 8:53 am

    Excellent. Although those stirring speeches probably only work well when you have Roman army discipline to back you up.

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    • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 7, 2022 at 10:59 am

      You have a point there. Discipline won’t help much against rockets, but it will against elephants. Still, for sheer hilarity, the Pichachu army was best. This one is pretty good for variety. They even have nurses.

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      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 7, 2022 at 1:36 pm

        Greek Evzones in Melbourne, Australia

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 7, 2022 at 1:51 pm

        The Italians look pretty good. Bella Figura.

        Those very ornate feathery hats remind me of those worn by some British colonial governors.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm

        There must be a lot of ostriches out there that are mad and want their feathers back. There is a lot of history of Italy after the fall of the Roman Empire. As for the feathers, it was everybody.

  11. Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Greek Evzones in Melbourne, Australia

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  12. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 19, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I hope that this helps. I have not linked Francoise Hardy in a long time. She is every bit as cute as I remembered.

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  13. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 23, 2022 at 4:20 am

    You were the one that broke the news to me about the destruction of Notre Dame. Here is a progress report from the BBC. The restoration is being seen as a labor of love and a source of national pride. It should be done in time for the Olympics in 2024.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 26, 2022 at 5:23 am

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 26, 2022 at 7:17 am

        Hooray! How about something VERY French, the national anthem sung by Roberto Alagna, since you don’t like Mirielle Matheiu rolling her Rs. At least he is brunette. šŸ™‚

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 26, 2022 at 8:22 am

        I think I did like MM rolling her Rs. Deliciously rhotic.

        I really find La Marseillaise is the best national anthem, tied with The Star-Spangled Banner.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 26, 2022 at 6:04 pm

        Then, here is Mirielle Mathieu.

        I did see one version in which she played a trick on Nicholas Sarkozy. There is a fourth verse and he thought she was done with three.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 26, 2022 at 6:13 pm

        There is also my favorite cartoon brunette singing her national anthem.

    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 27, 2022 at 12:33 am

      It’s really sad about Russia. Putin has destroyed the formidable reputation of its military. He really was living in the past in the most unhealthy way.

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 27, 2022 at 1:57 am

        Building up the Red Army didn’t happen in a day. The Germans almost made it to Moscow. Soldiers reporting took the tram to the end of the line and had a short walk. I have heard from someone inside Donbass that the Russians are trying something new to them, minimizing collateral damage to civilians and infrastructure. The fat lady has not sung yet.

  14. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 30, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Here is something that a Canadian found for me. This something you won’t see in Australia and it is funny.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 30, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      Smaller body size, fear of being kicked?

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 30, 2022 at 8:06 pm

        I have seen a similar video with a giraffe beating the stuffing out of a lioness. The lioness went after her baby.

  15. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on June 10, 2022 at 8:12 am

    I think that we may need a new poem to start a new thread. This one is getting hard to load with all the video links.
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    It’s fun to be a silly bear
    You can be one too.

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