WORDSMITHS FOR BREAKFAST

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate THE poetry reading at Wordsmiths for Peter’s farewell to AUSTLIT – the australian literature online database.

They reflect upon the carved sandstone and the University of Queensland gathered to read Australian Poetry. On the ODE TO BEER and Irmtraud’s Lake Constance in Germany, on Jim’s Richmond River poem which he didn’t read aloud but which spoke volumes for the things we know about Ballina. They think upon the early morning in Brisbane and the office on the 7th floor of the tower. Of Kathy gone to Italy and Clay hitchhiking in the Northern Territory.

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Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.
– Harry Truman (Advice on how to live to be 80.)

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Poem by Gary Snyder:
“They Drink Tea”
There are those who love to get dirty
and fix things.
They drink coffee at dawn,
beer after work.
And those who stay clean,
just appreciate things,
At breakfast they have milk
and juice at night. There are those who do both,
they drink tea.

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Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Adelle Davis

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It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
Konrad Lorenz

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A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one’s husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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The brave flea dares to eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.

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Willa Cather:

Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand — a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods — or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.

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