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CHANMING YUAN : [week: directory of destinies]
JAN OSKAR HANSEN : Mother's Vacation
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Monday -Monday's child is fair of face Beginning of endless beginnings When we start running between Sun shine and electric light, caring No more about the moon on moon's day Tuesday -Tuesday's child is full of grace Under Tiw's rule, every law is Established to stage war upon The unlucky, who keep setting Fires to avoid misfortunes Wednesday -Wednesday's child is full of woe Right in the middle of laboring Even god of mercury turns green As it persists in fasting Far beyond the hump Thursday -Thursday's child has far to go God of thunder, man of wonder We will continue despite hunger Until we cannot go any farther Or uphold our spirits together Friday -Friday's child is loving and giving POETS day, TGIF, Day of Venus Unlucky for those trying to catch A few fish in the open sea, but lucky For whoever is swimming ashore Saturday -Saturday's child works hard for a living Though confined to their earthy coffins All vampires are eager to go hunting Both within the nightmares of mad dogs And outside the shrinking orbit of Saturn Sunday - The child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe, and good and gay. East or west All for a rest When wanderers doze off in the sky Meditators wake to a distant cry

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You've become A bad habit Like Coke First thing in the morning, Or endless bottles of Perrier I can ill afford But seem to crave all afternoon Procrastinating, like Not cleaning the lint screen Each time I use the dryer Thinking next time will turn into This time Reading until two am when I have to get up at five Skipping supper Buying sweaters I know I'll never wear Collecting toe rings Lip gloss In every sticky shade Not really needing any of these things But not wanting to do without either So you've become, like, This addiction But I can give you up Any time I want Yeah Any time I want

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Mother's Vacation
1946 the warmest May ever in Norway, mother went camping with her lover on an island. I was 8 and could boil potatoes and look after myself, but evenings that had no darkness was long, and this was before TV. A big war had just ended; mother was free to be young. I was reading a travel book "Argentina" when mother came back a bit earlier than planned, she looked radiant and sun tanned. She spoke excitedly about fishing for crabs at midnight boiling and eating them warm. I think she came home feeling guilty for leaving. When she had spoken I continued to read the book about the pampas of Argentine. She could not bring herself to say she had missed me, and I was unable to tell her how much I missed her... Next morning she went back to the island and I boiled potatoes and ate them with tinned sardines and continued to read books about great adventures.

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Poetry endangers the established order
of the soul - Plato

REPAIR: resort, frequent or habitual going; concourse or confluence of people at or in a place; making one's way; to go, betake oneself, to arrive; return to a place; to dwell; to recover, heal, or cure; to renew; to fix to original condition.
-- Oxford English Dictionary


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JAN OSKAR HANSEN : Mother's Vacation

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