Poetry Meme

Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:30 pm
vespachica: (Arwen Lying)
When you see this, post your favorite poem.

The Dead Woman
by Pablo Neruda

If suddenly you do not exist,
if suddenly you no longer live,
I shall live on.

I do not dare,
I do not dare to write it,
if you die.

I shall live on.

For where a man has no voice,
there, my voice.

Where blacks are beaten,
I cannot be dead.
When my brothers go to prison
I shall go with them.

When victory,
not my victory,
but the great victory comes,
even though I am mute I must speak;
I shall see it come even
though I am blind.

No, forgive me.
If you no longer live,
if you, beloved, my love,
if you have died,
all the leaves will fall in my breast,
it will rain on my soul night and day,
the snow will burn my heart,
I shall walk with frost and fire and death and snow,
my feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping, but
I shall stay alive,
because above all things
you wanted me indomitable,
and, my love, because you know that I am not only a man
but all mankind.

Here it is in Spanish, where it is infinitely more beautiful:

La Muerta

Si de pronto no existes,
si de pronto no vives,
yo seguiré viviendo.

No me atrevo,
no me atrevo a escribirlo,
si te mueres.

Yo seguiré viviendo.

Porque donde no tiene voz un hombre
allí, mi voz.

Donde los negros sean apaleados,
yo no puedo estar muerto.

Cuando entren en la cárcel mis hermanos
entraré yo con ellos.

Cuando la victoria,
no mi victoria,
sino la gran Victoria llegue,

aunque esté mudo debo hablar:
yo la veré llegar aunque esté ciego.

No, perdóname.
Si tú no vives,
si tú, querida, amor mío, si tú
te has muerto,
todas las hojas caerán en mi pecho,
lloverá sobre mi alma noche y día,
la nieve quemará mi corazón,
andaré con frío y fuego
y muerte y nieve,
mis pies querrán marchar hacia donde tú duermes, pero seguiré vivo,
porque tú me quisiste sobre
todas las cosas indomable,
y, amor, porque tú sabes que soy no sólo un hombre
sino todos los hombres.

I first heard this poem from the movie (my all-time favorite movie), Truly, Madly, Deeply which I recommend with all of my heart. Here is the clip from the movie with part of the poem in it.
vespachica: (Johnny Depp w/Watch)
From [livejournal.com profile] sparrow77

This was interesting. I am definitely changed from even 8 years ago. Actually, probably even from 4 years ago. But it's not really a surprise to me that I lean toward the Libertarian side.

My Political Views
I am a right social libertarian
Right: 4.61, Libertarian: 6.09

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Foreign Policy Views
Score: 0.49

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Culture War Stance
Score: -4.01

Political Spectrum Quiz


Jan. 18th, 2009 08:22 pm
vespachica: (Gir Tacos)
This is a cool one from [livejournal.com profile] mprice

Pictures of my LiveJournal Friends )

Try out this Meme

Brought to you by NardVille
vespachica: (Ewan Giggling!)
In 2009, animimi resolves to...
Start an anime fund.
Overcome my secret fear of strawberries.
Backup my aircraft regularly.
Put fifty utilikilts a month into my savings account.
Give up friends.
Buy new kids.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


Dec. 22nd, 2008 01:35 pm
vespachica: (Paris)
The snow is melting and the sun is out!!! I know it won't all go away at once but for the first time in a week I have some hope!

Also, here's a meme from [livejournal.com profile] playmoby.

Cut to save your flist. )


Dec. 17th, 2008 09:04 pm
vespachica: (Incoming!)

Your result for What Planet are You From? Test...

You are From Venus!

47% Venus

Hmm… You are from Venus? Okay, then.

Venus is the second closest planet to the sun. It is also known as our “morning star” because at sunrise you can see it in the east, and at sunset you can see it in the west, but you can’t see it at midnight. It is covered with a layer of light reflective clouds. It never appears to venture too far from the sun. I guess it likes the warmth.

Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love. She is considered to be very beautiful and is said to be the ancestor of the Roman people. Julius Ceasar went around telling people he was related to her, so if he’s your ancestor you might definitely have some claims to be a true blooded Venusuvian! (Okay, I’m not sure if that’s a real word, but I like it.)

What does this mean to you?

Well, being a child of Venus means that more than likely you are quick to act and you enjoy being free! Once you make a decision you go for it despite what anyone else might say. You probably don’t hold fast to traditions, but tend to be more trendy. You are friendly, cheerful, and social.

In love, you don’t like restrictions. You are one of those people that believe that if it could be love why wait? Sex might actually be okay on a first date if your instincts say the two of you might have a future together. You weren’t born to be a careful thinker, after all, in your world time is short and there just isn’t enough of it!

Move along, my dear Venusuvian friend. Life awaits you!

Take What Planet are You From? Test
at HelloQuizzy


Dec. 5th, 2008 10:48 am
vespachica: (Jim The Office Xmas)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, animimi sent to me...
Twelve puppies relocating
Eleven shoes walking
Ten curves a-cooking
Nine atheists baking
Eight utilikilts a-gardening
Seven cats a-shopping
Six movies eating
Five amy se-e-e-edaris
Four world views
Three david sedaris
Two long words
...and a furniture in a david bowie.
Get your own Twelve Days:
vespachica: (Jack Sparrow Smiles)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] moonshineray. This is a great idea!

Memage behind the cuttage. )


In other news, I just had three (!!!) Triple Coconut Cream pie bites. "Research", you know... ;)

Quiz Time!

Nov. 15th, 2008 09:51 am
vespachica: (Isa)
I was bored...and I love watching dog shows. I got tripped up by the toy breeds (my least fave).

Name That Dog Breed


Oct. 24th, 2008 06:08 pm
vespachica: (Default)
This time it's stolen from [livejournal.com profile] martina_d.

Things you cannot possibly know about me. )

Of Course.

Oct. 23rd, 2008 07:44 pm
vespachica: (Default)

Your result for The what country do you belong in Test...


You scored 4 patrioticity and -2 aggressiveness!

You belong in France. Although you are proud of who you are, you are also highly tolerant and respect diversity.

Take The what country do you belong in Test at HelloQuizzy


Oct. 11th, 2008 12:36 pm
vespachica: (Brian Martini)
Meme taken from [livejournal.com profile] cmariewt!

* take a picture of yourself right now.
* don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
* post that picture with NO editing.
* post these instructions with your picture.

This is the winter of my discontent.
vespachica: (Animaniacs)
From martina_d! )

This was fun!

Food List

Sep. 4th, 2008 09:45 pm
vespachica: (tomatoes)
From Slashfood the list of 100 American foods to eat.

Read more... )

I have some work to do.


Sep. 1st, 2008 07:28 pm
vespachica: (Chips and Guac)
(Stand by for Sunday food post. In the meantime, please enjoy this meme stolen shamelessly from [livejournal.com profile] stemware!)

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
Read more... )

I do believe I have new goals... :)


Aug. 26th, 2008 06:46 pm
vespachica: (Johnny Depp w/Watch)
[livejournal.com profile] martina_d has a meme where you ask a friend for a letter of the alphabet and you have to post about 10 things you love that begin with that letter. She gave me "A". If you reply, you get a letter.

1. Apples. Specifically Pink Lady or Golden Delicious or my absolute fave - Jonagold.
2. Animaniacs! One of the best cartoons ever.
3. Animals. Well, most. Cats in particular and dogs quite a bit. Also raccoons.
4. Aces. Especially when playing poker. Even more especially when it's strip poker!
5. Asian food. I haven't found food from an Asian country that I don't like.
6. Animé. Cowboy Bebop, Gundam, Miyazaki's work, and Neon Genesis Evangelion are among my faves.
7. Astronomy. I love the stars, planets, constellations, black holes, red dwarfs, nebula, etc.
8. Aliens. Yes, I do believe they exist.
9. Allen Ginsberg. Amazing poet and man. See also: Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. And Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
10. Aircraft. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't be able to pay my mortgage!

Meme Time!

Aug. 26th, 2008 06:07 pm
vespachica: (Incoming!)
From [livejournal.com profile] cmariewt!

How well DO you know your significant other??

1. They are watching TV...What are they watching?
Sci-Fi or Comedy

2. You're out to eat...What kind of dressing do they get on their salad?
Bleu Cheese

3. What's one food this person doesn't like?

4. You go out to the bar. He/she orders......
Beer or a rum & Coke

5. Where did he/she go to high school?
West Anchorage High

6. What is their favorite food?

7. If this person were to collect anything, it would be....
Boxes from old purchases. (No lie...he still has the box from his computer monitor he bought 11 years ago!)

8. What is their favorite type of sandwich?

9. This person's bedtime?
Around midnight unless he's really tired.

10. Favorite cereal?
Cap'n Crunch.

11. This person wouldn't be caught dead wearing...
A kilt. Too bad... :( (And it's really 'cause he'd be too cold in it.)

12. Favorite sports team?
He hates sports.

13. Who will he/she vote for?
Whomever I vote for.

14. What is their sign?

15. What is something you do that he/she wishes you didn't?
Snapping my gum.

16. How many states has this person lived in?
3, I think (Alaska, Washington, Arizona).

17. What is he/she's heritage?
German, mostly.

18. You bake them a cake for their birthday...What kind is it?
German Chocolate. Duh. (German... ;) )

19. Did he/she play sports in high school?
Not unless bong smoking is a sport...

20. This person could spend an entire afternoon doing what?
Sitting in his recliner with the laptop on his lap.
vespachica: (Ewan in Car)

I'm a Lotus Elise!

You believe in maximum performance and minimum baggage. You like to travel light and fast, hit the corners hard, and dance like there's no tomorrow.

"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

SWEET!!! I'm very happy with these results.

vespachica: (Bitch Please!)
I'm behind. But thankfully society has progressed!


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!


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