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#1 Writersblock

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:10 AM

Here's a new one I wrote. Hope someone will enjoy:

Treasured only when possessed
Esteemed by every station
Nurtured oft at patience's breast
And o’ercome frustration

Herr Kant's life, once organized
Modesitt’s folksy clerics
The state of matters realized
Danger without hysterics

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#2 itachi-san

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:46 AM

My first thought is:

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:56 AM

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#4 Writersblock

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:57 AM

Very good. Or maybe the riddle wasn't. :)
Itachi-san nailed it.
Care to apply each line and explain?
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#5 itachi-san

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:28 AM

Sure,

Treasured only when possessed
like saying ignorance is bliss
Esteemed by every station
all walks of life respect the wise
Nurtured oft at patience’s b r e a s t
usually wisdom is gained through patience
And o’ercome frustration
also, usually wisdom is gained from overcoming a difficult problem (something frustrating)

Herr Kant’s life, once organized
A German philosopher I believe, though I'm not familiar with him
Modesitt’s folksy clerics
I think Modesitt is a sci-fi/fantasy writer and clerics are wise
The state of matters realized
A matter can mean a problem and wisdom lies with its solution
Danger without hysterics
The wise do not succumb to fear or stress when dealing with a dangerous dilemma

This was a good one, the 2 things that really got me thinking wisdom were 'nurtured by patience' and 'clerics'

Edited by itachi-san, 28 March 2008 - 06:31 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:59 AM

Nurtured oft at patience’s b r e a s t
usually wisdom is gained through patience


This is the one that I think my answer doesn't fit.

Edited by Noct, 28 March 2008 - 07:00 AM.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 03:14 AM

Pretty good guys! Here's what I had in mind:

Wisdom

Treasured only when possessed
(Only the wise realize how valuable wisdom is)
Esteemed by every station
(Yet everyone seems to pay homage to the concept of being wise)
Nurtured oft at patience's breast
And o’ercome frustration
(You gain wisdom through patience and overcoming problems)

Herr Kant's life, once organized
(Immanual Kant once said "Science is organized knowledge, Wisdom is organized life" - a pretty famous saying.)
Modesitt’s folksy clerics
(DOH! I realized after I posted that I messed up the Author's name - It should have been "Jordan's folksy clerics" referring to Robert Jordan and his "wisdoms" - so embarrassing)
The state of matters realized
(pretty much the definition of wisdom)
Danger without hysterics
(again, defining wisdom)
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 03:39 AM

Modesitt’s folksy clerics
(DOH! I realized after I posted that I messed up the Author's name - It should have been "Jordan's folksy clerics" referring to Robert Jordan and his "wisdoms" - so embarrassing)


I read all the Jordan Wheel of Time Books and there are no clerics or wisdoms in them (by exact name). Perhaps you mean the Aes Sedai or the Aiel Wise Ones?
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:28 AM

I read all the Jordan Wheel of Time Books and there are no clerics or wisdoms in them (by exact name). Perhaps you mean the Aes Sedai or the Aiel Wise Ones?


Not sure what you mean. The town "wisdom" played a major role in those books. That was Nynaeve's title before she became Aes Sedai, etc.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:35 AM

Not sure what you mean. The town "wisdom" played a major role in those books. That was Nynaeve's title before she became Aes Sedai, etc.


Oh yeah, my bad. That was back in the beginning. You're right. On a side note, they're going to finish the series with a different author. It should come out in 2009 I think. In case you didn't know already, that is.
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