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Poetry? 1110

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Poetry?
« on: May 28, 2012, 05:59:27 PM »
I never thought I would see a poem in a book about knives.  But at the end of The Swiss Army Knife Owner's Manual is this:  (the author has agreed to let it appear here)


The Swiss Knife

A butterfly may bore an ox, whose fortes are strength and duty;
A guy and gal a perfect fit hold love ‘gainst drum and fife;
But Wenger and Victorinox give function form, with beauty,
And when it’s time to pack my kit there’s a Swiss Army Knife.

Some have a sharp machete for clearing branchy glade;
Some hang a panga from their belt for general-purpose work;
A Gurkha has his kukhri, the Marine his fighting blade;
But the Swiss Knife is more useful than a scimitar or dirk.

A hammer’s good for nails of course; a shovel: dirt and snow and hail;
A chair and broom enough for some to bring in naughty lions;
A cowboy’s hat can water horse; a lady’s purse is more than style;
A book may hold a bookshelf up; a blanket: wear or lie on.
But sleeps in pocket: shoes, lunch, haircut, a mirror true on life -
There is one tool that does it all: it’s a Swiss Army Knife.


Michael Young

The work takes on a life unplanned
and the painter finds the painting directs the hand
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,673
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 07:03:03 PM »
Would love to hear Richard Dean Anderson read it.   :D


(Did Macyver really use a SAK? and if he did: Wich one?)

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
No Life Club Posts: 3,785 Why is it doing that?
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 07:52:26 PM »
Would love to hear Richard Dean Anderson read it.   :D


(Did Macyver really use a SAK? and if he did: Wich one?)

http://www.macgyveronline.com/pages/saks.html ;)
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,673
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 08:20:15 PM »
Would love to hear Richard Dean Anderson read it.   :D


(Did Macyver really use a SAK? and if he did: Wich one?)

http://www.macgyveronline.com/pages/saks.html ;)

I should have guessed that someone would make a list of wich SAKs he used in wich episode.  :facepalm:

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
Jr. Member Posts: 75 Truth, Love, Reason, Merit... Camões
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 09:37:32 AM »
A bloody contribution...

Coleridge's Knife

What if you slept? 
And what if in your sleep, you dreamed?
And what if, in your dream, you went to hell and there you found a knife and killed someone?
And what if, when you awoke, you had the bloody knife in your hand? 
Ah, what then?

Ricardo Borges

Based on a quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Greetings from Brazil!!!

Erros meus, má fortuna, amor ardente (My mistakes, bad fortune, burning love) Camões
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,277 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2021, 11:38:07 AM »
Nice necro! That reminded me of a poem I love:

He looked beneath his shirt today
There was a wound in his flesh so deep and wide
From the wound a lovely flower grew
From somewhere deep inside
He turned around to face his mother
To show her the wound in his breast that burned like a brand
But the sword that cut him open
Was the sword in his mother's hand


(awlso another one I know by heart: Em minha perdição se conjugaram / Os erros e a fortuna sobejaram / Que para mim bastava amor somente)

 :cheers: :salute:

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: Poetry?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2021, 02:40:21 PM »
Time for sharpening!
How do I do this again?
Oops. I need first aid.
Jr. Member Posts: 81
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 08:46:14 PM »
Would love to hear Richard Dean Anderson read it.   :D


(Did Macyver really use a SAK? and if he did: Wich one?)

You said Richard Dean Anderson,,, but my mind heard Harry Dean Stanton. Reckon they both could do a fine job of reading it.

Jason - N4RBZ- A Harley can get you through times of no money better than money can get you through times of no Harley____O~`o__
Jr. Member Posts: 75 Truth, Love, Reason, Merit... Camões
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2021, 10:11:00 PM »
Nice necro! That reminded me of a poem I love:

He looked beneath his shirt today
There was a wound in his flesh so deep and wide
From the wound a lovely flower grew
From somewhere deep inside
He turned around to face his mother
To show her the wound in his breast that burned like a brand
But the sword that cut him open
Was the sword in his mother's hand


(awlso another one I know by heart: Em minha perdição se conjugaram / Os erros e a fortuna sobejaram / Que para mim bastava amor somente)

 :cheers: :salute:

Dear, Sir Santos,

A nice poem, indeed! Who is the author?

My Master's Degree was in Studies of Literature, my dissertation was O fetichismo na lírica e na épica de Luís Vaz de Camões.

As armas e os barões assinalados somos nós e nossos Victorinox, pelo menos aqui!!!

The good old Victorinox Outrider was present in the 6 years of study and worked quite well in classes, lectures, colloquia etc. I was always the one with a SAK (a Espada fera!!!)...

Greeting from Brazil!!!
« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 10:27:41 PM by RicardoBorges »

Greetings from Brazil!!!

Erros meus, má fortuna, amor ardente (My mistakes, bad fortune, burning love) Camões
Jr. Member Posts: 75 Truth, Love, Reason, Merit... Camões
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2021, 10:16:41 PM »
Time for sharpening!
How do I do this again?
Oops. I need first aid.

A bloody haiku, Sir Jothra! Beautiful.

A fresh one here.

Long night at Ebay.
Hundreds of SAKs passing by...
I just bought a sheath!

Greetings from Brazil!!!

Greetings from Brazil!!!

Erros meus, má fortuna, amor ardente (My mistakes, bad fortune, burning love) Camões
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,406 Born to multitask.
Jr. Member Posts: 75 Truth, Love, Reason, Merit... Camões
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2021, 07:11:07 AM »
We have a haiku thread. :salute:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,78770.0.html

Sir ReamerPunch,

Cool...   :salute:

Thank you very much!!!    :hatsoff:  :salute:

 :like: :like: :like:

Greetings from Brazil!!!

Erros meus, má fortuna, amor ardente (My mistakes, bad fortune, burning love) Camões
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,277 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2021, 11:15:11 AM »
Dear, Sir Santos,

A nice poem, indeed! Who is the author?

My Master's Degree was in Studies of Literature, my dissertation was O fetichismo na lírica e na épica de Luís Vaz de Camões.

As armas e os barões assinalados somos nós e nossos Victorinox, pelo menos aqui!!!

The good old Victorinox Outrider was present in the 6 years of study and worked quite well in classes, lectures, colloquia etc. I was always the one with a SAK (a Espada fera!!!)...

Greeting from Brazil!!!

You'd never guess:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR_LOfTmYOM

 8) 8)

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 1,304 Hardwood sawyer, and follower of Jesus Christ
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2021, 02:35:43 PM »

I bought too many
cheap and charming lovely knives
No time to sell them

This life is merely a staging ground for eternity. Are you preparing for the rest of forever?
No Life Club Posts: 1,304 Hardwood sawyer, and follower of Jesus Christ
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2021, 02:38:42 PM »

I logged in to see
If anyone had replied to me
And the question I'd asked thrice....
But alas, no dice.

This life is merely a staging ground for eternity. Are you preparing for the rest of forever?
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,277 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2021, 03:01:47 PM »
I bought too many
cheap and charming lovely knives
No time to sell them

Just send them to me
Those charming little knives
I'll take them from you

 8) 8)

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 2,510
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2021, 03:43:06 PM »
Here I was thinking the forum was soliciting our own little efforts. To be honest I should be glad that it is not.  :rofl:

"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Jr. Member Posts: 75 Truth, Love, Reason, Merit... Camões
Re: Poetry?
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2021, 03:49:18 PM »
You'd never guess:

 8) 8)

Yes, Sir. I did not know this one. I like The Police, but do not know the songs from Sting  :pok:...

 :hatsoff:

There is a haiku thread, as informed above... I am posting here and there now...

Greeting from Brazil!!!

Greetings from Brazil!!!

Erros meus, má fortuna, amor ardente (My mistakes, bad fortune, burning love) Camões

 

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