Seek and ye shall find, September 2017

I love advice columns in general, even when the columnist is terrible at his/her job. It’s fascinating, the problems that resonate so strongly inside a person that they ask a stranger for help. Anyway. Captain Awkward is one of the good ones, but one of my favorite series on the site is generated from letter writers but rather the crumbs of internet history that led people to the site: It Came from the Search Terms.search

It finally occurred to me check my own search terms. While nowhere near as interesting as the Captain’s, it might be fun to look at these once in a while….

Search Terms:
we make out of the quarrel with others rhetoric meaning
Close! W. B. Yeats said, “We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.”

poems to send someone who is no understanding
I am not optimistic that you will be able to make them understand, but I love that you are solving an interpersonal problem with poetry.

I also don’t know what you want the person to understand, but I’ll try to help anyway. The first poem that comes to mind is W. H. Auden, “If I Could Tell You.” Or how about “Renascence” by Edna St. Vincent Millay?

dorothy parker flop
Love is a permanent flop.

wallace stevens man carrying thing
A brune figure in winter evening resists / Identity.

ахматова меня как реку
Суровая эпоха повернула.

forgotten package death sentence
F. S. Fitzgerald— Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering — this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary daytime advice for everyone. But at three o’clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure doesn’t work — and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.

comment on sit feast on your love in “love for love”
Your teacher and classmates want to hear what it means to you, not some random internet person! I’ll give you a hint, though: The poem is about feeling love for yourself after your love affair with someone else has ended.

the literary world larkin poem
Kafka and Tennyson.

frances havergal polyarchive “stars of light”
Frances Ridley Havergal | Compensation

foto eddie vedder
Danny Clinch takes the best.

mark jarman surfer
“Ground Swell”?

love poem for kenneth
Awww. I hope you mean this Kenneth:

Kenneth Parcell

Kenneth Parcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anywho, i carry your heart is always a solid choice.

ted.com sir ken robinson
Wait, is that the Kenneth you wanted the love poem for?

poem about love of work
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow–A Psalm of Life
You Want a Social Life, with Friends | Kenneth Koch

winmx cyrillic winmx russian
I’ve got nothing. Извиняюсь.

nie z żałości pytam ale z zamyślenia
Miłości moja, gdzież są, dokąd idą

ee cummings introduction to new poems
“The poems to come are for you and for me and are not for mostpeople– it’s no use trying to pretend that mostpeople and ourselves are alike.”

Unknown search terms: 733
That’s maddening, isn’t it? Google, what are you doing keeping us in the dark?

 

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