Brevity by Dan Thompson for January 28, 2023

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    blunebottle  4 months ago

    O, gee, that urned a groan.

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    i_am_the_jam  4 months ago

    There’s a pun here?

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    mike.firesmith  4 months ago

    Ode on a Grecian Urn BY JOHN KEATSThou still unravish’d bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:What leaf-fring’d legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the dales of Arcady? What men or gods are these? What maidens loth?What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape? What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?

    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear’d, Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare; Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,Though winning near the goal yet, do not grieve; She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!

    Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu;And, happy melodist, unwearied, For ever piping songs for ever new;More happy love! more happy, happy love! For ever warm and still to be enjoy’d, For ever panting, and for ever young;All breathing human passion far above, That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy’d, A burning forehead, and a parching tongue.

    Who are these coming to the sacrifice? To what green altar, O mysterious priest,Lead’st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?What little town by river or sea shore, Or mountain-built with peaceful citadel, Is emptied of this folk, this pious morn?And, little town, thy streets for evermore Will silent be; and not a soul to tell Why thou art desolate, can e’er return.

    O Attic shape!

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    Darryl Heine  4 months ago

    Why a GEODE?

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    amaneaux  4 months ago

    What’s a Grecian urn?

    About €16,000.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    This is crystal clear….the urn runneth over…

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    Chithing Premium Member 4 months ago

    What kind of geode looks like a petrified loaf of bread?

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    I have no idea what the pun is.

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  4 months ago

    Poetry not in motion.

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    oakie817  4 months ago

    nothing to write home about

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    cactusbob333  4 months ago

    Not nearly as famous as Air On A G-String, from a musical work by Bach. I used to think it was caused by hanging the g-string on a clothesline, but I was wrong. I’ll be Bach, soon.

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    Buckaroobanzai  4 months ago

    …and chin on a security guard

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