Thursday, October 15, 2009

speaking in tongues


struck down by
glossolalia
wordless sounds

body shakes
in holy language
understand?

pentecost-
gift of spirit, or
devil's tongue?

27 comments:

Devika said...

haha! You got the gift of tongue, anyways :)

may i ask Janet...what promted this set? :)

wishes,
devika

ps - i can't get to to view the video, if its in there,

Janet said...

Devika~ I'm reading a science fiction book called "SnowCrash" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Crash which involves among other things, discussion of linguistics and speaking in tong ues.

It triggered my inspiration to consider the link between religion, drugs & viruses.

:-) The video is a song by the Talking Heads which contains the line "stop making sense"

Devika said...

ha! that makes sense...a little background helps Janet :)

wishes,
devika

Janet said...

Sidebar: do you think our Borut is gone underground again so soon?

Devika said...

i don't know, Janet...he seems gone..I just feel so sad,

wishes,
devika

Janet said...

I hope he's alright:-) Seems you were close with him.

Devika said...

You know the kind of chats we used to have! :)

closeness-- i realised long back-- in this space its meaningless to be close with anyone...still i feel sad,

wishes,
devika

Janet said...

I understand this quite well. It's a strange thing to be "intimate strangers" on line.

I'm sorry you're hurting.

Devika said...

No Janet...its fine...
tomorrow who knows, i too will be gone :))

devika

centria said...

gift of spirit...or devils tongue. Yes, that is the question. Or maybe a little of both?

Janet said...

Kathy~ I think it's often a bit of both if we feel the integrated self, no?
:-)

borut said...

What’s speaking in tongues
In the Tower of Babel
But common practice!?:)

Devika said...

Borut, where are you.....why do you take back blogs and where do you disappear??

I was about to ask Polona to launch an FIR :))

Janet, with your permission -- I have no other way to communicate with him :)

wishes,
devika

borut said...

A Sufi might add:
Speak to men according to
Their understanding.

Devika said...

How does one know that, Borut.....knowing i myself adorn that fool's mask to get information sometimes :)

that i meant as part of my job! :)

devika

Devika said...

Borut, will you please open your blog??

wishes,
devika

Janet said...

according to their understanding....assumes I
know something of them

:-)

thanks for stopping by
haiku-ista of the heart
good to hear from you:-)

I mostly
babble for myself
how 'bout you?

Janet said...

[Devika - likewise, your blogs are not open to comments, though you like to visit and speak to others....We must allow our friend to have his own way as well :-)]

Devika said...

I know and agree so much on that...BUT, the problem is you don't know the kind i had to deal there....I have no much time, health or energy to deal with that :)

infact, i wa bit wary of going on talking at comments' page of others while closing down my own...But most of my good friends have kind of agreed to that...hope you too would :)

wishes,
devika

ps: i can restrict my blah blah if you so wish :)

Janet said...

I enjoy your comments Devika. And of course, you also can choose your way. It was just ironic to me.

:-)

Devika said...

I am full of irony, my friends say....but i never thought it had to show up this way when i started my blogs :)

anyway, thanks and i'm obliged i am offered the choice Janet....sometimes its just fun to communicate openly, i thought :-)

devika

Janet said...

there's no point in not being open:-)

Devika said...

yes, :-)

wishes,
devika

borut said...

How ‘bout’: Woo-man of knowledge, no answer – if you think well – is an answer too!?:)

Janet said...

borut-

questions beckoning
knowledge is so seductive
hoo is wooing who?

;-)

borut said...

What a fine concept – with men and women absent: Hoo is wooing Who…

BTW: Hoo – also the liturgical word chanted, I’m told, at dervish meetings.

Janet said...

I'm spinning this off to a new post. Thanks for the inspiration:-)

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