1. Please post one word, or a phrase, or a poem, or song lyrics, or even an essay that springs immediately to mind when you see the last entry posted. Any language. (updated 2010-02-06)
2. Photos and images are fine as long as you accompany them with text. (updated 2009-12-20)
3. Please do not post questions asking what other entries mean. If you don't understand, or are not inspired, wait for someone else to post, and add your entry when you are inspired. This should be as stream-of-consciousness as possible.
4. When you get to the bottom of the Ning nest, please create a new string all the way over (reply to this post), and include the last entry you can't respond to with your response.
The papers print his picture almost everywhere he goes:
Richard Cory at the opera, Richard Cory at a show.
And the rumor of his parties and the orgies on his yacht!
Oh, he surely must be happy with everything he's got.
But I work in his factory
And I curse the life I'm living
And I curse my poverty
And I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be
Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime;
Once I built a tower, now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Yonder comes miss Rosie, how in the world did you know?
By the way she wears her apron, and the dress that she wore.
Umbrella on her shoulder, piece of paper in her hand;
And she come to tell the boss man, you turn loose of my man.
Let the Midnight Special, shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine its ever-loving light on me.