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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

It's been one of those months

bb | ^bb I'm not a poet so I'll let the bard echo my thoughts ....

To be or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn(e)
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.--Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember'd.


  • At 7:13 am AEDT, Blogger sittingnut said…

    how would bard 'echo' bb xor bb i wonder?

  • At 1:09 pm AEDT, Blogger Keshi said…

    u wrote this? wow...

    **and by a sleep to say we end
    The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to,

    so inviting...yet so heart-breaking to let go of the mystery of this world...


  • At 6:01 pm AEDT, Blogger ivap said…

    not me keshi, alas if I was that talented, but a long lost friend named William Shakespeare (from hamlet)

  • At 1:01 am AEDT, Blogger ivap said…

    s/nut - don't know if he would have been into boolean logic but I reckon he would have had a field day with reglar expressions...:-)

  • At 11:31 am AEDT, Blogger sittingnut said…

    btw aren't you in melbourne? nice show last night :-)
    do cheer on the sri lankan commonwealth team. we might even get a medal in boxing .

  • At 1:01 pm AEDT, Blogger Keshi said…

    **The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons

    ooops I should've guessed lol! Hamlet is a beautiful story...


  • At 10:42 pm AEST, Blogger ashanthi said…

    Ivap - remember we used to have a seperate post to chat - where is it? You & I, we need to talk.

    I'm a bit like you though, haven't really felt like blogging. Still s/nut got me fired up & a certain comment you made - well I was a little astounded frankly.

    Anyway - if you're up for a discussion - let me know - will drop by here to check...


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