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Desiderata ~ Stanza 4

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:28 pm

kristen wrote: Sorry for interrupting the topic a bit, but I was wondering where we ever found out about Johnny liking this poem anyway? I know DITHOT or Liz posted it sometime recently, about why Johnny likes the poem so much, but I can't remember what he said, or where that quote is...


kristen, it was the interviewer in the Rolling Stone magazine that made the comment that this is one of Johnny's favorite poems and not Johnny himself. Unless others have seen him quoted on this before?
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Unread postby kristen » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:35 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:
kristen wrote: Sorry for interrupting the topic a bit, but I was wondering where we ever found out about Johnny liking this poem anyway? I know DITHOT or Liz posted it sometime recently, about why Johnny likes the poem so much, but I can't remember what he said, or where that quote is...


kristen, it was the interviewer in the Rolling Stone magazine that made the comment that this is one of Johnny's favorite poems and not Johnny himself. Unless others have seen him quoted on this before?


Ahh, thanks, DITHOT. Sorry for asking so many questions on these threads :blush: .

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Unread postby Gypsylee » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:17 pm

kristen wrote:Sorry for interrupting the topic a bit, but I was wondering where we ever found out about Johnny liking this poem anyway? I know DITHOT or Liz posted it sometime recently, about why Johnny likes the poem so much, but I can't remember what he said, or where that quote is... :dunce:



In the February issue of RollingStone, page 54, the interviewer talks about Johnny liking the poem Desiderata.
"In the time of your life, live....so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it." Saroyan

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Unread postby Gypsylee » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:19 pm

Wow, by the time I read this thread, found the interview and posted, the answer was already here!!!! Quick like a bunny!!!
"In the time of your life, live....so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it." Saroyan

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:27 am

kristen wrote: Ahh, thanks, DITHOT. Sorry for asking so many questions on these threads . :blush:


Questions are more than welcome, kristen. No worries! :cool:
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Desiderata stanza 4

Unread postby gilly » Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:05 am

For me this verse means to give in to love ,to surrender to love,be absorbed by it-then there is no disenchantment. :heart:


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