[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem

  • From: JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 13:09:28 EST

sad to watch a noble mind being here  o'erthrown.>>
Join the company. 
Julie Krueger 
losing it fast

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Date: 1/29/06 12:01:36 PM Central Standard Time  From: _atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
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My aversion to Jones' "Delilah" I've  explained.  My prefernce for Bowie to 
Scripture is probably evident in  my posting history, but I do want to thank 
you for not making fun of me for  confusing Delia's Gone with Delilah.  It's 
sad to watch a noble mind  being here o'erthrown.

Mike Geary

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From: "Cassidy Dann" <cassidy_dann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 9:54  AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem

> >Tom Jones sang  Delia. In 1968 every morning at 7 a.m. at a campground 
> >outside  Augsberg, >Germany the camp would play "Delia" over and over over 
>  >the loudspeaker for what seemed 30 >minutes straight. Never mention Tom  
> >Jones' name in my presence again please.
> Whatever  can you be objecting to in such soul-stirring associations:
> "At  break of day when that man drove away, I was waiting
> I crossed the  street to her house and she opened the door
> She stood there  laughing
> I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more
> My,  my, my Delilah
> Why, why, why Delilah"
> Or there's this,  from Judges, 16:
> "16.4
> And it came to pass afterward,  that he loved a woman in the valley of 
> Sorek, whose name was  Delilah.
> 16:5
> And the lords of the Philistines came up  unto her, and said unto her, 
> Entice him, and see wherein his great  strength lieth, and by what means we 
> may prevail against him, that we  may bind him to afflict him; and we will 
> give thee every one of us  eleven hundred pieces of silver.
> 16:6
> And Delilah said  to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great 
> strength lieth, and  wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.
> 16:7
>  And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were 
> never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another  man.
> 16:8
> Then the lords of the Philistines brought up  to her seven green withs 
> which had not been dried, and she bound him  with them.
> 16:9
> Now there were men lying in wait,  abiding with her in the chamber. And she 
> said unto him, The Philistines  be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the 
> withs, as a thread of tow is  broken when it toucheth the fire. So his 
> strength was not  known."
> You may, however, prefer the tin can, in which case, be  my guest.
> Sincerely, C. Dann
> Rappahannock,  VA
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