Day and Night

The history of English-classes has been splattered with mysterious and "symbolic" poems. When Mr. Poet was writing his new unpublished poem, he wasn’t thinking "Hmm, If i use "casket" instead of "helmet", people will pick up on the deep symbolism and underlying meanings!". But rather, "I wonder how much I can sell this for.."

Even the most casual remarks can hold meaning if you look too deeply.

Random poem: (No deep meanings, so don’t even try to look)

Night and Day by Robert Louis Stevenson

When the golden day is done,
Through the closing portal,
Child and garden, Flower and sun,
Vanish all things mortal.

As the blinding shadows fall
As the rays diminish,
Under evening’s cloak they all
Roll away and vanish.

Garden darkened, daisy shut,
Child in bed, they slumber--
Glow-worm in the hallway rut,
Mice among the lumber.

In the darkness houses shine,
Parents move the candles;
Till on all the night divine
Turns the bedroom handles.

Till at last the day begins
In the east a-breaking,
In the hedges and the whins
Sleeping birds a-waking.

In the darkness shapes of things,
Houses, trees and hedges,
Clearer grow; and sparrow’s wings
Beat on window ledges.

These shall wake the yawning maid;
She the door shall open--
Finding dew on garden glade
And the morning broken.

There my garden grows again
Green and rosy painted,
As at eve behind the pane
From my eyes it fainted.

Just as it was shut away,
Toy-like, in the even,
Here I see it glow with day
Under glowing heaven.

Every path and every plot,
Every blush of roses,
Every blue forget-me-not
Where the dew reposes,

"Up!" they cry, "the day is come
On the smiling valleys:
We have beat the morning drum;
Playmate, join your allies!"

OnTopic - I remodeled RogerHub’s nighttime theme. The background was shaded a bit and there’s some nice JavaScript eye candy in the background. You’ll see what I mean.


Standard Theme (7AM to 5PM Pacific Time)

Nighttime Theme (5PM to 7AM Pacific Time)


Snowstorm removed because of excessive CPU usage.
If you wanna see how it looked like, you can see it here:

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If you get these jokes, you’ve been on the computer for far too long.

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Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:21:47 GMT

lol, i actually get that pointer joke.

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