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C.Elliot

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PostSubject: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:45 pm

Edifying Thoughts of a Tobacco Smoker

Whene’re I take my pipe and stuff it
And smoke to pass the time away,
My thoughts as I sit there and puff it,
Dwell on a picture sad and grey:
It teaches me that very like
Am I myself unto my pipe.
Like me, this pipe so fragrant burning
Is made of naught but earth and clay;
To earth I too shall be returning.
It falls and, ere I’d think to say,
It breaks in two before my eyes;
In store for me a like fate lies.
No stain the pipe’s hue yet doth darken;
It remains white. Thus do I know
That when to death’s call I must harken
My body too, all pale will grow
To black beneath the sod ’twill turn.
Or when the pipe is fairly glowing,
Behold then, instantaniously,
The smoke off into thin air going,
Till naught but ash is left to see.
Man’s frame likewise away will burn
And unto dust his body turn.
How oft it happens when one’s smoking:
The stopper’s missing from the shelf,
And one goes with one’s finger poking
Into the bowl and burns oneself.
If in the pipe such pain doth dwell,
How hot must be the pains of Hell.
Thus o’er my pipe, in contemplation
Of such things, I can constantly
Indulge in fruitful meditation
And so, puffing contentedly,
On land, on sea, at home, abroad,
I smoke my pipe and worship God.

Johann Sebastian Bach

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Boulder

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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:31 pm


Nice, but sad at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:20 pm

Fantastic. I love pipe poetry.
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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:00 pm

It's not bad, but I'm glad he didn't quit his day job...
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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 am

Harlock999 wrote:
It's not bad, but I'm glad he didn't quit his day job...
lol!
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Lestrade

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Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:02 am

s.ireland wrote:
Harlock999 wrote:
It's not bad, but I'm glad he didn't quit his day job...
lol!


A poem about piping should be happy.
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:34 pm

It's that Lutheran "don't get too happy now, there's hell to pay" outlook. LOL. I'm Lutheran so....
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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:44 pm

MisterE wrote:
It's that Lutheran "don't get too happy now, there's hell to pay" outlook. LOL. I'm Lutheran so....

I thought that was just a catholic thing Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Poem about Pipe Smoking by J.S. Bach   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:29 pm

s.ireland wrote:
MisterE wrote:
It's that Lutheran "don't get too happy now, there's hell to pay" outlook. LOL. I'm Lutheran so....

I thought that was just a catholic thing Razz

Nay, I think plenty of religions are big on the "guilt thing" lol!
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