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JLR
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0 posted 03-01-2001 04:49 PM       View Profile for JLR   Email JLR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JLR

I enjoy the signatures on here almost as much as I enjoy the poetry. I would really like to know the story behind any who would care to share.
Sure hope I posted this in the right forum.
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1 posted 03-01-2001 05:15 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Did you want to know where i got my signature? It's last two lines of one of Shakespeare's sonnets. I forgot which one, but the one that starts as "Shall I compare thee to a summer's night"

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
serenity blaze
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2 posted 03-01-2001 05:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I just somehow thought mine was appropriate for ME!

" Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T.S. Eliot

PhaerieChild
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3 posted 03-01-2001 05:43 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I got mine from a song by Shivaree called "Goodnite Moon" about a person who is afraid of the dark. That's me!!

How can you save me?
When the dark comes right in and takes me,
from my front walk and into bed,
where it kisses my face and eats my head. Shivaree
Swamp了aeryie
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fairyland....of course;)


4 posted 03-01-2001 11:42 PM       View Profile for Swamp了aeryie   Email Swamp了aeryie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Swamp了aeryie

Ha!! I've changed mine so much over the past coupla months that i don'te even remember what it says!!

much madness is divinest sense,and much sense the starkest madness~Emily Dickinson
Swamp了aeryie
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fairyland....of course;)


5 posted 03-01-2001 11:48 PM       View Profile for Swamp了aeryie   Email Swamp了aeryie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Swamp了aeryie

oh yeah,that one. Because i have found that the outcasts of society who everyone decides to label as "crazy" are sometimes the very wisest of them all. And the most "sane" and acceptable things in society are REALLY the most pointless (i.e. wearing the right clothes,smoking,drugs,making darn sure you expose yourslf to beaucoup ultra violet so you can have a great tan for tis years prom,
allthose so called "cool" things). I lovethat whole poem by emily,tis most profound and witty,everyone read it!! LOL

sammi


much madness is divinest sense,and much sense the starkest madness~Emily Dickinson
Paula Finn
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6 posted 03-02-2001 12:35 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Mine is from a song...and its just so appropriate...

We all have wings...some of us don't know why

Dee
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7 posted 03-02-2001 03:47 AM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

JLR, mine is from a song by Adam Brand. I use it cause I mean it.

Dee


I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life. a brand
JLR
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8 posted 03-02-2001 12:14 PM       View Profile for JLR   Email JLR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JLR

Thanks to everyone who has responded. I'm enjoying reading all your answers. Part of the reason I've asked I think is because I am kind of a mental collector of epitaphs.
I'm thinking...'What a Difference a Day Makes' would be appropriate and hopefully amuse anyone strolling by. And also because I'm trying to settle on a signature for myself. I take the oddest things so seriously. Thanks all!
Alicat
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9 posted 03-02-2001 12:45 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well, my first tag was Le Jongleur Aspirante, which loosely translates to the aspiring bard/poet, from Norman French, ca. 1200.

The next was my own creation:

As I sit here dimly thinking
Watching modem lights a-blinking
Churning out poetic hash.
Lord, in all Your piety,
Help me keep my sanity:
Please don't let the modem crash!

However, this one sometimes got chopped up due to signature field limits.

I've used from time to time 'If I were any more laid back, I'd be in a coma'.

The current one was found in an astrological email I receive from England. In addition to horoscopes, or horrorscopes, since the guy pulls no punches, there are quotes and bizarre news items. Saw it, liked it, used it.


Alicat, the oft-timed Kilted Persnikitty (pun of persnickety)

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin


Sven
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10 posted 03-02-2001 12:47 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Mine right now is something that a friend of mine sent to me. . . I don't know who said it, but I like it because it shows the power of one person. . .

My first quote That which gives light must endure burning was a quote from Viktor Frankl, and I loved it because it's me. . . and it's anyone that shines for others. . . it shows what we must do. . . what we're called to do. . .



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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.
walker
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11 posted 03-02-2001 01:58 PM       View Profile for walker   Email walker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for walker

My favorite of all, is Sven's signature.
Mine I made up, but will soon be change for something by Rob Thomas(Matchbox Twenty).


A quarter of a century must pass, for the writer to understand what and why he writes.
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12 posted 03-02-2001 05:38 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

When I read "The Prince", the truth of this quote just blew me away, so I decided to make it my signature.

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli
snowpants
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13 posted 03-02-2001 10:11 PM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

Ahh, well...mine is from a phenomenal song, which I listen to day and night...and I'll NEVER get sick of it...wonderful song...*sigh*...ok...I'm done...thanks for the thread...these are quite interesting!

sp


everytime I close my eyes, I see your face, I taste you on my lips...
every night I fantasize that I can feel you on my fingertips...
Sven
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14 posted 03-02-2001 10:51 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

thank you walker!!

I love that we can use signatures here. . . gives everyone a little more insight into each other as poets and people. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.
wayoutwalt
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TEXAS (it's all big)


15 posted 03-02-2001 11:37 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

well it was better than saying "well you know the never ending fart?"

You know the "Never Ending Story"?
They're still telling it!

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16 posted 03-03-2001 12:01 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Thank God Acire didn't come up with that one.

ANyway......mine.....I got 2...

the one about me staying the way I am...I made up in this defiant mood. Pissed off at the world and not willing to change for noone and nothing.

The other one......my shadow......yea It was supposed to be the first 2 lines of a poem, but I never finished it. If I don't finish a poem and have only a few lines I'll put it ina group of works called POETRY PORTIONS.....so that's an excerpt from poetry portions.



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
Sunshine
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17 posted 03-03-2001 07:50 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I've created my own, and at times, used quotations....all I can say is...keep reading...and visit cemetaries...there are some good ones out there!



Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, than speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ



Severn
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18 posted 03-03-2001 12:05 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Mine change pretty much on a monthly basis - right now the one I have is from a recent experience...it just really felt this way...

K


...and I have found a lifetime can be lived in one moment...
Colin
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19 posted 03-04-2001 04:38 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

I looked in an online quotes site for quotes that refer to trees because I'm a tree surgeon and like trees. Here's what I came up with

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan
ATelamon
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20 posted 03-04-2001 03:36 PM       View Profile for ATelamon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ATelamon

Well the rason I use so many is they come neary daily via the USPS in plain brown paper, with a barely decipherable post mark from someplace called "The Pablo Research Institute, Seminole Island..."

The rest is always smudged out. Being one who rarely looks a gift quote in the mouth, I dutifully transfer them to cyber land. Generally about that time they spontaneously combust.

You see the hold this place has over me. What if I didn't use them. Would I be the next to combust?

Oddly Yours
AT


"The days are razors. They slice me in to pieces unidentifiable, unsuitable for human viewing."
Elizabeth Cor
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21 posted 03-04-2001 10:51 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

Mine change so often... the one I have now?
I happened upon this quotation during a VERY rough time in my life. The words hit me in that rare emotional enlightening way and snapped me out of self-pity and romanticism.
Since, it has become a sort of a motto for me... when my life becomes difficult, I have to look around at the various directions I receive love -- family, friends, lovers -- and remember what Ive learned of the difference between romance, idealism, dependency and the actual raw, struggling nature of love in all its forms. Sometimes another persons idea of love is very hard to accept, and being on the recipient end can often be painful
Reading over these words reminds me that living is not meant to be easy, especially that little section dubbed relationships
Be they healthy and beautiful or disastrous.

Btw, Colin, I LOVE your signature one of my favorites.
Elizabeth Cor
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22 posted 03-04-2001 10:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

*laughs* WOW, where's YOUR brain today, Beth?
I type all that out and then forget to check "Show Signature"... LOL

excuse me now... *sits in the corner, dons a dunce cap*

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up.

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Cor (edited 03-04-2001).]
dreamer1 12 5 24
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crossing between


23 posted 03-05-2001 08:32 PM       View Profile for dreamer1 12 5 24   Email dreamer1 12 5 24   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dreamer1 12 5 24

Mine is from an essay by Robert Kaplan. I like it, it's different.

I'm thinking of changing it, but I'm not sure if I want to. Any input anyone? I can't tell you what my alternatives are, it would ruin the surprise!

....peace as a primary objective is dangerous because it implies that we would sacrifice any principle for the sake of it....
Robert Kaplan
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24 posted 03-10-2001 11:55 AM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Whatever lesson I've learn so far. and sometimes quotes from shakepear and the likes.

Don't ever give in, if you do you've lost everything you've ever had and everything you hope to gain, but if you carry on your already winning.

 
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