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Paintings, Music, and Poetry (Oh My!)

Skepsikyma
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4/6/2014 9:26:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I remember the days when the arts section used to play host to interesting, involved discussions on art. This thread is an attempt to resurrect that, a place for people to share what they're into at the moment, and, most importantly, their thoughts on whatever work they present. So please post videos, links to pictures, or quote whatever verses have inspired you lately, and comment on what you and others have posted.

I'll start with a remake of a classic Enka song by Meiko Kaji, a Japanese singer and movie star perhaps best known in the west from the soundtrack to 'Kill Bill'. I find it both beautiful and dreamily poetic, if not quite as dark as the original made famous by Keiko Fuji.

(This may be taken down at some point, as Japanese recording companies are notorious when it comes to that)

Lyrics:
Naku tame umarete kita you na
(Though I don't have any attachment)

Konna ukiyo ni miren nado
(To this floating world)

Koreppocchi mo nai kuse ni
(To which I was born only to cry)

Yume wa yoru hiraku
(Dreams unfold at night)

Nagai kurokami tachi kitte
(There is someone to whom)

Okuritsuketai yatsu ga iru
(I want to sever my long black hair and send it)

Aitsu fukou ka shiawase ka
(Is he unhappy or happy?)

Yume wa yoru hiraku
(Dreams unfold at night)

Shosen otoko wa odatedori
(After all, men are flattering birds)

Shosen onna wa namidagai
(After all, women are shells of tears)

Daite dakarete tsumazuite
(Embracing, being embraced, and tumbling over)

Yume wa yoru hiraku
(Dreams unfold at night)

Hoshi wa nagarete doko e yuku
(Where will the star go after falling?)

Atashi nagarete doko e yuku
(Where will I go after floating?)

Atemonai mi no hanauta ni
(For the hum of someone without a place to go)

Yume wa yoru hiraku
(Dreams unfold at night)

Naku tame umarete kita you na
(Though I don't have any attachment)

Konna ukiyo ni miren nado
(To this floating world)

Koreppocchi mo nai kuse ni
(To which I was born only to cry)

Yume wa yoru hiraku
(Dreams unfold at night)

Yume wa yoru hiraku
(Dreams unfold at night)
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
- Lord Dunsany -

"Over her head the stars, the thoughts of God in the heavens,
Shone on the eyes of man, who had ceased to marvel and worship"
- Henry Longfellow -

"We enjoy, we see nothing by direct vision; but only by reflection, and in anatomical dismemberment."
- Thomas Carlyle -
Smithereens
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4/25/2014 7:21:59 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
2 weeks. Now I just want to cry.
Smithereens vs Kenballer "Idealism infers Solipsism" http://www.debate.org...

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