Weekend grook* greeting, week 34

connect-20333_1920.jpg… almost weekend again…   wonder if there’s something similar to larks bringing the weekends on…  :-p      I guess this could be seen as an example of cause and effect…   keen observations can probably “prove” almost any connection…  or perhaps the observations rather should be less than keen…


SPRING’S HARBINGER
On tour

The cold ploughed field seems empty
of any living thing;
but overhead there hangs a lark,
suspended on a string.

It fills the air with trilling thrills,
so palpable and plastic,
absurdly bobbing up and down –
because the string’s elastic -,

till, duty done, and Spring harbinger,
it whisked into the air,
and lowered in another place
to spring it on them there.


....  this grook gave another association —- Santa.. and his ability to be in heaps of places almost simultaneously…  😉

…  anyway..  hope whatever sign you see this weekend will be connected to something really nice….

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Weekend grook* greeting, week 32 & 33

Grook week 32

light-146595_1280.png…  been on vacation…  and the weekend is just about over already..  :-p    ..  guess that is one thing hard to imagine....  well..  I think Piet has a point here.. although I sadly think that there is too much imagination regarding how our neighbour’s tribulation might be a problem for us..


CAN YOU IMAGINE IT?

We haven’t much imagination:
it even overstrains our powers
to see our neighbour’s tribulation
as any real concern of ours.

We have too much imagination:
enough to credit, without fuss,
that all is well with all creation
whenever things are well with us.


..  but I think that’s an illusion… or rather not being those that he is thinking of here…  well, I think he describe those that “know” with very limited real base for doing so…   but if he thinks of those that knows what’s best for others than I think he might find quite a few at universities…  :-p

..  anyway…  hope your weekend will be free of anyone who would be seen as a pest…

Grook week 33

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..  back to work for real…  and I guess working at a university might by some be seen as working with tons of persons that are among those that Piet is referring to in this grook….

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THOSE WHO KNOW

Those who always
know what’s best
are
a universal pest.


..  but I think that’s an illusion… or rather not being those that he is thinking of here…  well, I think he describe those that “know” with very limited real base for doing so…   but if he thinks of those that knows what’s best for others than I think he might find quite a few at universities…  :-p

..  anyway…  hope your weekend will be free of anyone who would be seen as a pest…

* Grook taken from “Collected Grooks II” by Piet Hein

Weekend grook* greeting, week 31

geometry-1044090_1920.jpg… this grook got me to think about getting a lecture about how complex numbers could be used in high school math  to better introduce many other concepts, e.g. derivation and trigonometry, by my father the other day…  a sign that he’s getting better..  well, dealing with the new phase of his leukemia, since his medicine is not working anymore..


ECONOMY OF MIND

Thinking causes lots of pain.
Talking doesn’t cost a thing.
Therefore, rest your weary brain
and give your tongue a fling.


… and thinking of him…  I’m sure he would not agree with this advice of Piet…   😉

..  hope your weekend will be filled with painless excellent thinking..

* Grook taken from “Collected Grooks II” by Piet Hein