From: Twittering One on
"Champagne with foaming whirls
As white as Cleopatra's melted pearls."
~ Lord Byron

"Champagne with a fluffy white tail,
Off for the Shimmering Sea, we sail ..."
~ Twittering

"O, which way the Mummies,
How about some caviar other yummies ~ ?"
~ Folly

From: Twittering One on
"When we come to The Poole of Tears,
I'll give you a scratch behind the ears.

If in horse latitudes, we linger or flounder,
I'll Huff & I'll Puff. I'll call for Puffin Prancer.

If in The Isle of Galapagos we find ourselves feeble,
I'll summon a very wise Beagle,
To tell us a Fable and join us at table."
~ Master Minor Byrd

From: Twittering One on

Twittering One wrote:
> "When we come to The Poole of Tears,
> I'll give you a scratch behind the ears.
>
> If in horse latitudes, we linger or flounder,
> I'll Huff & I'll Puff. I'll call for Puffin Prancer.
>
> If in The Isle of Galapagos we find ourselves feeble,
> I'll summon a very wise Beagle,
> To tell us a Fable and join us at table."
> ~ Master Minor Byrd

From: Twittering One on
"If Twittering I hear weeping, bravely
I'll swim The Poole of Tears, out of my grave,
Paddling wildly; I'll banish my fears.

Her part in me I could not keep from death,
I'll paddle madly, long after I'm out of breath.

Though peril to my modesty, not death on't;
Champagne I'll swim with foaming whirls ~

Madcap perils, Baroque as Cleopatra's pearls,
My Tale I'll tell, if Dutch wags join us, Dogonit ~ !"
~ Leonardo

From: Twittering One on
Dear Capsicum,
Are we there yet ~ ? I enclose a lovely pic of The Capstan.
Please rotate. I sincerely hope you are swelled.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtly_love

Love ...
~ Twittering

~ * Stages
Of Courtly Love * ~

* Attraction to the lady, usually via eyes/glance
[Done that]
* Worship of the lady from afar
[Done that]
* Declaration of passionate devotion
[Done that]
* Virtuous rejection by the lady
[Yes, you've done that]
* Renewed wooing with oaths of virtue and eternal fealty
[Done that]
* Moans of approaching death from unsatisfied desire (and other
physical manifestations of lovesickness)
[Thrice succombed]
* Heroic deeds of valor which win the lady's heart
[Good enough yet ~ ?]
* Consummation of the secret love
[Not yet]
* Endless adventures and subterfuges avoiding detection
[Still ahead]
____________
* Adapted from Barbara Tuchman.

Codex Manesse, 71v, Kristan of Hamle
(Medieval Lovers, pulled in a basket)

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