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Flying strait to his prey   Poetry and thoughts

Started 5/10/18 by APH0rism; 953 views.
APH0rism

From: APH0rism

5/10/18

A little something for Halloween!

 

 

What has the crow other birds don't have.

If only you could see how it flies strait to his prey.

And never worry of winds sway to behave.

Other than the sound of his own wings' fray.

 Apho

 

Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1)

6/10/18

In a strait jacket?  I understand some liberties but a casual misspelling is a bit much.

The Moth (Cecropian)

From: The Moth (Cecropian)

7/10/18

It's straight.

A strait is a body of water.

 

misspig9y

From: misspig9y

7/10/18

From "Upon Appleton House, to My Lord Fairfax" by Andrew Marvell:

[...]

But all things are composed here
Like nature, orderly and near;
In which we the dimensions find
Of that more sober age and mind,
When larger sized men did stoop
To enter at a narrow loop;

 

As practising, in doors so strait,
To strain themselves through Heaven's Gate.

confounded

.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44689/upon-appleton-house-to-my-lord-fairfax

  • Edited 07 October 2018 12:47  by  misspig9y
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Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

8/10/18

'If only you could see how it flies strait to his prey.

 
Middle English:
shortening of Old French estreit ‘tight, narrow,’ from Latin strictus ‘drawn tight’ (see strict).
 
Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

8/10/18

Did you noticed, someone fixed the typo, it wasn't there yesterday...

 

 

 

 

Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

8/10/18

sunglasses You have never read Shakespeare, the master of typos, have you?

What's done is done - Shakespeare Speaks

BBC Learning English Published on 4 Mar 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2khV2D4RcQ
Learn the modern-day meaning and use of this phrase from Shakespeare's Macbeth.

 

 

 

Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1)

8/10/18

Current poets do not get the Elizabethan pass, to use it now is stilted and trying to seem more learned or stylish than it purports to be.

Cap_Crunch

From: Cap_Crunch

9/10/18

The typo is not fixed there

Andrew Marvell, ‎Alexander Balloch Grosart - 1872

... age and mind, - \Vhen larger-siZEd men did stoop To enter at a narrow loop ; 30

As practising, in doors so strait, To strain themselves through Heaven's gate.

 

Cap_Crunch

From: Cap_Crunch

9/10/18

I'll continue the 'Crow's flight" story for you...

Shortly, at CK's private Poetry site with success.

Whereas out of topic and disruptive spell-checkers,

Might have less spiteful access, just to impress.

                                               laughing

                                                           

 

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