Sunday, June 23, 2013

Magpie 174

Stanley Kubrick ~ For Look Magazine ~ 1949



meet-up at midnight
sipping whiskey, making love    
in the rathskeller

young sophisticates
believe they have it all
in the rathskeller

dark, intimate
a place for dark games   
in the rathskeller

little do they know
the turmoil facing them
in the rathskeller

assassinations
civil rights and vietnam
in the rathskeller

live for the moment
tomorrow never comes
in the rathskeller




22 comments:

  1. Wow, I always wondered wth a rathskeller was!

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  2. Nice one, and i learnt a new word, too.

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  3. The word is new to me, too. Enjoyed this, Helen!

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  4. They lighted up the room, didn't they
    In the rathskeller...

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  5. Rathskeller is such a delicious word!

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  6. I envy your experiences ms helen. your view is so most broader...

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  7. Rathskeller..what a place to hang out..mischief, politics, flirtation..the works!

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  8. Rathskeller(y) in the basement! I had never heard that word, and now I will never forget it. Your words paint a picture, that somehow, I seem to be a part of although I wasn't born until 1957.

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  9. Provocative and compelling...

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  10. Those were the days gone by! Good when it lasted, nary a responsibility to bother! Nicely Helen!

    Hank

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  11. Rathskeller is such an omnious sounding word..just right for this.

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  12. It is a blessing to us all that we do not know what the future holds, particularly in our youth. Carpe diem, indeed:-)

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  13. Don't think many places have basements in England - at least, not these days...They tend to be called 'Garden Flats'!

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  14. I love this. Great name for a band The Rathskellers would be!!

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  15. and here all this time I thought it was a Rat-Cellar! Excellent as usual Helen! Cheers!

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  16. I've seen restaurants named Rathskellar, but now I have more insight as to what that actually means!

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  17. Brings back memories, Helen! We called it "The Rat!"

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  18. It reminds me of " the rat cellar" , some kind of repository for all things past and forgotten it has a hypnotic feel to it, this most excellent piece ! Thanks

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  19. Rathskeller... never knew the word and now I am drawn to it. You have made it sound so sassy. love it.

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  20. Rathskeller. My favorite place to go in collage.

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