No thanks, my song already ate.

No thanks, my song already ate.

posted on 19 Jul 2018 in Signs

dance-it-all-together

Do you have anything for dancing stomach?

Photo courtesy of Liam Gobbert.
Found in Japan. 

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A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, — and Thou

Beside me singing in the Wilderness —

Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

(The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam – ancient Persian {Iran} literature)

As my Filipino kerido found, and later on my Aussie wife totally ignored, I am a hopeless romantic)

Translated into English in 1859 by Edward Fitzgerald. One of my Favourite poems.

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That is two lines of the lost verse:

A lot, a song – should eat a delicious Dish,
And Couples, wine and song, – young lovers
Celebrating in the Spring of Youth –
And Dance it all together.

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https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/omar_khayyam/o54r/

AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night

Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:

And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught

The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.

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They serve tempo-pura.

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And for dessert, a cakewalk.

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Cure for Butterflies in the stomach.

100ml. of Dieldren every 4hrs. as needed.

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The trouble with nude dancing. When the music stops everything else doesn’t….Necessarily.

(Sir Robert Helpman)

Sir Robert Murray Helpmann (1909-1986), ballet dancer, actor, producer, director and choreographer, was born on 9 April 1909 at Mount Gambier, South Australia,

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Plagiarised from Biography Robert Helpmann. ANU.

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