phrases (since sometimes, it is the connections that turns the prosaic into poetry...indulge me )
"the immolation of stars"
"shaping a phoenix with these hands of clay,
I will find my semblance of heaven."
"that children of the sea, live, forever haunted, by the freedom of wild things."--Mishima Yukio
"No fire or freshness can challenge what a man can store up in his ghostly heart." --Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
They called me the hyacinth girl.
Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.
Number one is D'anjou. As in Margaret D'anjou. Which means Margaret of/from Anjou. Pretty much anything in French is beautiful, in fact the only reason "Cellar Door" sounds pretty is because it sounds French. "Celle adore!"
The second is bootless. When Hastings is about to be killed, Lovell says, "Tis bootless to exclaim." It basically means useless or pointless. I've always the world would be a less darker place if everybody started saying bootless again.
Why do we always come here?
I guess we'll never know.
It's like a kind of torture,
To have to watch this show.