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I notice among the usual crud in the Junk box I get some strange messages like this one:

From: arvie blondell [mailto:kisseeroxine@baltykshipping.com]

Sent: samedi 24 mars 2007 12:51

To: estrella laney

Subject: Dustin

Wind, sleet. The branches sway,

With sun's warmth wasted on a stone,

Only a whiter absence to my mind,

I know,

To pick up even the quickening of wind

And beyond, the same sound of bees

Nor, indeed, the bit of paint itself can know of.

Blurring the terrain,

And M?e Chose's square of world, even as they And still my mind goes groping in the mud to bring My keyhole blows a gale Summer bees were saying Silence. Your way of being. Your way of seeing I bring down a bit of its light M?e and P?e Chose are walking away from the Swaying in unison beneath the snow, Columbuses or Gamas, ever pass, What I have in my hands, these flowers, these shadows, Looms in the air, deliberate and slow,

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No virus found in this incoming message.

Checked by AVG Free Edition.

Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 268.18.17/731 - Release Date: 23/03/2007 15:27

No attachments, no adverts, nothing to indicate the purpose of the junk.  What is it for?

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Brilliant.

I love the use of dissociated phrases to heighten the feeling of alienation, and yet at the same time, an appreciation of the oneness of nature and the world about us, reminding me somewhat of the early work of Gerard Manley Hopkins who, in 1892, sai....

Nurse!!!!  The sausage needs his medication again!

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Oy Dick, you make sure that nurse don't not give 'im my madikation!

Cass me awd saus I believe that they expect you to reply to find out what the heck they are on about. Then they have a +ve e-mail address that they can chuck junk at. Don't anything more than delete it!!

I get ones offering me viagra and the such. I wonder if they are trying to tell me something?[8-)]

Hey Dick, this 'opkins bloke, was he a relation of Mary 'opkins the singer on Mile Oldfieldz Tubular Bells?

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Gerard was much more Manly than Mary.

Mary sang backing vocals on Bowie's "Sound and Vision" - I think her then hubby, Tony Visconti, the record producer, dragged her in.

Remember Linda Lewis?  SHE did the brilliant backing vocals on Bowie's "Panic in Detroit".

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I have a kitchen table in my workshop that came from the seminary that GMH lived in for the last years of his life. I don't think I can claim that he ever knew it, as it has a Formica top... (He died in 1889 and Formica wasn't invented until 1912)

I did know a kid who thought he was Gerard Mainly Hopkins - dunno what was going on there. Only kid who ever bit me.

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