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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #330 on: September 08, 2018, 07:28:23 PM »
I like that! I had to look up "scumble" though...

Also, I'm curious - do tornados have an "eye of the storm"?
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #331 on: September 08, 2018, 07:31:23 PM »
I have a book called You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, from 1909, that has some good stuff in it. Here's one that I like a lot:

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I especially like the first bit:

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One of the Down and Out — that’s me. Stare at me well, ay, stare!
 Stare and shrink — say! you wouldn’t think that I was a millionaire.
 Look at my face, it’s crimped and gouged — one of them death-mask things;
 Don’t seem the sort of man, do I, as might be the pal of kings?
 Slouching along in smelly rags, a bleary-eyed, no-good bum;
 A knight of the hollow needle, pard, spewed from the sodden slum.
 Look me all over from head to foot; how much would you think I was worth?
 A dollar? a dime? a nickel? Why, I’m the wealthiest man on earth.
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #332 on: September 08, 2018, 07:50:31 PM »
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I like that! I had to look up "scumble" though...

Also, I'm curious - do tornados have an "eye of the storm"?

As I understand it; yes, technically. But I could be mistaken.
If I am, I guess I might have to change it to hurricane. Though tornado sounded better to me :D
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #333 on: September 08, 2018, 11:16:28 PM »
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I like that! I had to look up "scumble" though...

Also, I'm curious - do tornados have an "eye of the storm"?

Technically tornadoes aren't like hurricanes.  Hurricanes can have a calm eye, and they spawn tornadoes and water spouts.  There is no calm in the middle of a tornado.  The final scene in Twister, showed an eye, but that is meteorological license.

Metaphorically, eye of the storm, isn't a good thing, if you are in a sailing ship.  If you survived the hurricane to get to the eye, then you are only half way out ;-(
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #334 on: September 12, 2018, 04:42:22 AM »
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As I understand it; yes, technically. But I could be mistaken.
If I am, I guess I might have to change it to hurricane. Though tornado sounded better to me :D

Tornados have an "eye" like hurricanes, but very small. 
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #335 on: September 12, 2018, 09:44:07 PM »
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Tornados have an "eye" like hurricanes, but very small.

Measure one yourself, and I will believe you ;-)
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