The Odes first became known as a jīng, or a "classic book", in the canonical sense, as part of the Han Dynasty official adoption of Confucianism as the guiding principles of Chinese society.
In English, lacking an exact equivalent for the Chinese, the translation of the word shi in this regard is generally as "poem", "song", or "ode".
I’ll swipe right on some bodacious, earth-shattering beauty, heart all aflutter (even more so if her description references one of my favourite books, bands or bagel shops) and then — miraculously — discover that she, too, hath swiped right on me! Inevitably though, and despite the eager minutes spent scrutinizing her profile, I’ll eek out a stillborn reference to one of the cities or poses or taco shops plugged in her profile, only to have our conversation (and nascent relationship) come to a quick and merciless standstill.
Tired of these unprofitable exchanges, I set out to improve my Tinder game.
With that said, I’ve decided to share a few of my favorite pieces from Shire, because maybe her words can find a home in your heart, too. “every mouth you’ve ever kissed was just practice all the bodies you’ve ever undressed and ploughed in to were preparing you for me. “I’m not sad, but the boys who are looking for sad girls always find me. You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say, ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?
i don’t mind tasting them in the memory of your mouth they were a long hall way a door half open a single suit case still on the conveyor belt was it a long journey? ’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? “i don’t know when love became elusive what i know, is that no one i know has it my fathers arms around my mothers neck fruit too ripe to eat, a door half way open when your name is a just a hand i can never hold everything i have ever believed in, becomes magic.
Pulling on my background in the email newsletter business (and what a great and respectable business that is! — hoping to increase, by the slimmest of margins, the response rates to my emails, I decided to use the same tactics to turn my Tinder matches into actual Tinder flames.
Earlier this summer, I quit my old job in marketing to travel and write.
i think of lovers as trees, growing to and from one another searching for the same light, my mothers laughter in a dark room, a photograph greying under my touch, this is all i know how to do, carry loss around until i begin to resemble every bad memory, every terrible fear, every nightmare anyone has ever had. you say of course, of course so quickly that you sound like someone else i ask are you made of steel? you cry on the phone, my stomach hurts i let you leave, i need someone who knows how to stay.” 5.
“two people who were once very close can without blame or grand betrayal become strangers.
As I set out on this experiment, I had only one goal: to reduce the number of missed connections I had on Tinder.
For whatever reason, first impressions matter a great deal, and having a bad first message is often the epistolary iceberg that sinks your romantic Titanic. Name poems can be funny, romantic, or personalized (Alaskan? They only take a few minutes to create, and if you think long and hard enough you can always come up with something clever.