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Re: Re: Kabu

posted by Kabu on January 18, 2018 at 4:37 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Overtherainbow

You're welcome. Thanks.

posted by anibanerjee on January 17, 2018 at 8:16 PM | link to this | reply

beautifully written.

posted by overtherainbow on January 17, 2018 at 3:14 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu

For persons like you and sir Wiley, I can understand that 'regrets you have few, but then, to only a few to mention'. 

posted by anibanerjee on January 16, 2018 at 9:27 PM | link to this | reply

Re: C C T

 I agree with you fully that in olden times getting old meant to be engulfed in sadness without the easing out abilities of modern medicines.. 

posted by anibanerjee on January 16, 2018 at 9:24 PM | link to this | reply

Re: FSI

well said! 

posted by anibanerjee on January 16, 2018 at 9:21 PM | link to this | reply

Re: A sad subject

Yes, 'with my boots on' is right on. While writing it I could picture your mom and so many others who would be saddened because they are saddled on an old horse. Thank you, sir.

posted by anibanerjee on January 16, 2018 at 9:20 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Aba Bro

Thank you dear one, am I deserving of such praise? Really? 

posted by anibanerjee on January 16, 2018 at 9:17 PM | link to this | reply

All of my life from a young age, I thought of old age and death with fear in my heart. Now as I get into my 70's and Wiley into his 80's while it can be trying when the aches and pains hit, there are more wonderful aspects of life than negative. Regrest, I have a few, but then again to few to mention....(stolen words) but true.

having said all that, thank you for your insight into Hardy.

posted by Kabu on January 15, 2018 at 3:42 PM | link to this | reply

Very good analysis Sir, of the time of course. I expect today with a few steroids and heart tablets the poor chap might have written from a different viewpoint. In fact it is not too bad being old if one is moderately healthy and solvent, but of course if in pain one would probably wish it to end easily. I did read in the paper today that one of the rather loved old poets was not very nice at all..   

posted by C_C_T on January 15, 2018 at 11:17 AM | link to this | reply

When one is feeling depressed, it feels like the bad times are never going to end. It gets very tiresome for a person.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on January 15, 2018 at 9:09 AM | link to this | reply

A sad subject

As you analyze this poem rightly, my 91-year old mother would agree.  She is weakening so, and has little pleasure in life, but has many aches, pains, torments, and miseries.  It is not death she fears, but the slow dying that takes too long.  After such a long sapping of strength and losing control of one's own body and life, the actual death is a welcome release.  I hope that I live as long as her, but I also hope and pray that I get to die "with my boots on". 

posted by GoldenMean on January 15, 2018 at 6:33 AM | link to this | reply

Aba Bro

Wow, again, dear Aba! You have struck the magic chord here, of deepest insight few could reveal And comprehend. Indeed, to me you are so on point with your brilliant analysis that I am just saying, "Yes, yes, yes! That's exactly right." I feel this is what Hardy meant and you have gotten into his mind. Love it!

posted by RPresta on January 15, 2018 at 1:02 AM | link to this | reply

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