Look on me and Despair

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Look on me and Despair

Postby Мастер » Sat May 01, 2021 1:28 pm

So, I was passing by a place of business the other day, and heard some song lyrics.

I've heard them before, I think at the beach bar.

One can not be unaffected by such perfectly crafted, beautiful lyrics with such depth and multi-levelled meaning.

How can poets and songwriters continue, knowing that the high water mark of their craft has been reached, and nothing they do will ever measure up?

Shakespeare, Goethe, Pushkin - they were just wasting their time.

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Re: Look on me and Despair

Postby Lianachan » Sat May 01, 2021 1:54 pm

Real lump in the throat, tear to the eye stuff.
A-nis bidh fios aig daoine nuair a tha mi a 'mionnachadh aig dhaibh.
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Re: Look on me and Despair

Postby Arneb » Sat May 01, 2021 4:51 pm

Indeed. Reading those verses was a watershed mpment pf my life.
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Re: Look on me and Despair

Postby Enzo » Sat May 01, 2021 5:48 pm

The Satanic Verses.
E Pluribus Condom
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Re: Look on me and Despair

Postby g-one » Sat May 01, 2021 6:18 pm

I always wondered what exactly they meant by 'high art', I guess being high might be part of it?
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