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seadog93
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Hi everyone, Smile

My mom (a poet) is putting on an "evening of ecstatic poetry" where people will recite either original poems or favorite poems of a mystical/ecstatic nature (eg. Hafiz, RUmi, etc.). I was planning on coming and reading one or two of Crowley's poems and she asked my to do "Listen to the Musnt's" a card trick of Jeff McBrides done to Shel Silverstein's poem of the same name.

It's an excellent trick, but short and I thought it might be good to have another routine or two available. It can be to a poem or be a poetic presentation, but given the theme of the evening obviously nothing Lovecraftian.
Any ideas?
"Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat" - Ben Hecht

"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows." -Nisargadatta Maharaj

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How about a Burger-Esque thread trick with a cool poem as your back story?

A popular Rumi poem that has good moments for each tear (but no obvious ending, trick-wise)

The day I've died, my pall is moving on -
But do not think my heart is still on earth!
Don't weep and pity me: "Oh woe, how awful!"
You fall in devil's snare - woe, that is awful!
Don't cry "Woe, parted!" at my burial -
For me this is the time of joyful meeting!
Don't say "Farewell!" when I'm put in the grave -
A curtain is it for eternal bliss.
You saw "descending" - now look at the rising!
Is setting dangerous for sun and moon?
To you it looks like setting, but it's rising;
The coffin seems a jail, yet it means freedom.
Which seed fell in the earth that did not grow there?
Why do you doubt the fate of human seed?
What bucket came not filled from out the cistern?
Why should the Yusaf "Soul" then fear this well?
Close here your mouth and open it on that side.
So that your hymns may sound in Where- no-place!
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Jack Parson's "Birth of Babalon" with a red silk and production of fire.
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A small pot is tipped. A scrap of paper falls out. It is unfolded and read:
Rumi says: "Help is always on the way--someone fills the cup in front of us".
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I like birth of babalon, and it certainly counts as ecstatic poerty, but I'm not sure it will fit well with the group.


bobbyhasbun
nice! I haven't actually performed gypsy thread before, so it's a technical issue of wether I get it down or not, but I like it.

Balaram,
I love the quote and the action. I have a few ideas on how to put magic into it (tricks that is, it's magical in and of itself), but I'd love to hear your ideas.
I think the production of water (wine?) from the empty cup after reading the quote would be beautiful. I don't actually know how to do that, but I suspect I could figure something out.
What do you think?
"Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat" - Ben Hecht

"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows." -Nisargadatta Maharaj

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I don't think I would be revealing too much, but to be sure, meet you in the crypt-
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On 2012-11-24 11:32, Lucien Astor wrote:
Jack Parson's "Birth of Babalon" with a red silk and production of fire.


That is one strong bit of writing! Thanks, new to me.
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On 2012-11-24 02:56, bobbyhasbun wrote:
How about a Burger-Esque thread trick with a cool poem as your back story?

A popular Rumi poem that has good moments for each tear (but no obvious ending, trick-wise)

The day I've died, my pall is moving on -
But do not think my heart is still on earth!
Don't weep and pity me: "Oh woe, how awful!"
You fall in devil's snare - woe, that is awful!
Don't cry "Woe, parted!" at my burial -
For me this is the time of joyful meeting!
Don't say "Farewell!" when I'm put in the grave -
A curtain is it for eternal bliss.
You saw "descending" - now look at the rising!
Is setting dangerous for sun and moon?
To you it looks like setting, but it's rising;
The coffin seems a jail, yet it means freedom.
Which seed fell in the earth that did not grow there?
Why do you doubt the fate of human seed?
What bucket came not filled from out the cistern?
Why should the Yusaf "Soul" then fear this well?
Close here your mouth and open it on that side.
So that your hymns may sound in Where- no-place!


Excellent for the restored thread--like this a lot.
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I posted my line-up and a work-in-progress video if anyone's interested.
"Love is the magician who pulls man out of his own hat" - Ben Hecht

"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows." -Nisargadatta Maharaj

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