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Online augustin717

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« Last Edit: June 22, 2010, 01:07:53 PM by augustin717 »
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.

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Re: Nativity of St. John the Baptist
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 01:13:55 PM »
http://www.romania-insider.com/archives/3003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sânziană


Ahhhhhh, so that's the origin of the name! I know a young woman named Sânziană. It's almost impossible to get Americans to call her anything but "Susianna."
But for I am a man not textueel I wol noght telle of textes neuer a deel. (Chaucer, The Manciple's Tale, 1.131)

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Re: Nativity of St. John the Baptist
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 01:18:05 PM »
They say it comes from *sancta Diana, the Roman goddess.
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.

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Re: Nativity of St. John the Baptist
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 02:13:51 PM »
Neat! This reminds me of Ivan-Kupala Day, as celebrated in Ukraine, Russia, etc.
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +