Wednesday, January 7, 2015
over the years
he has been bled
one came built
power had gone
to her head
she did not
new jobs schools
she came she saw
on an elephant
she fled ..than came
the cycle to take charge
instead ,rapes police
will be the next
capital of uttar
well fed .
for a chance
to raise its
as the new
ahead .. as for
well its stone
dead to resurrect
it from its deathly
slumber ..but than
"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" is an English language proverb and nursery rhyme, originating in the 16th century, which is usually used to suggest that it is useless to wish and that better results will be achieved through action. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20004.
Common modern versions include:
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride:
If turnips were watches, I'd wear one by my side,:
If, If's and And's were pots and pans, there would be no need for tinkers.:
A shorter version appears below.
If wishes were horses
Beggars would ride:
If turnips were bayonets:
I would wear one by my side:
The first recognisable ancestor of the rhyme was recorded in William Camden's (1551–1623) Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine, printed in 1605, which contained the lines: "If wishes were thrushes beggers would eat birds". The reference to horses was first in James Carmichael[disambiguation needed]'s Proverbs in Scots printed in 1628, which included the lines: "And if wishes were horses, pure [poor] men wald ride". The first mention of beggars is in John Ray's Collection of English Proverbs in 1670, in the form "If wishes would bide, beggers would ride". The first versions with close to the modern wording was in James Kelly's Scottish Proverbs, Collected and Arranged in 1721, with the wording "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride". The modern rhyme above was probably the combination of two of many versions and was collected by James Orchard Halliwell in the 1840s. The last line was sometimes used to stop children from questioning and get to work: "If if's and and's were pots and pans, there'd surely be dishes to do."
In popular culture
In Rudyard Kipling's 1919 poem The Gods of the Copybook Headings "they denied that Wishes were Horses"
The phrase is misquoted in the 2002 television series Firefly in the series finale episode "Objects in Space" in which Adam Baldwin's thuggish character Jayne Cobb gets upset and says "Yeah and if wishes were horses, we'd all be eating steak."
Star Trek Deep Space Nine Season 1, Episode 16 was called If Wishes Were Horses.
In the episode entitled Things Fall Apart Season Six, Episode 21 of the television series The West Wing, Josh Lyman makes a reference to the poem while in conversation with a female campaign staffer who tells him that if media circumstances were different, their candidate, Matthew Santos, would have already locked up the Democratic party's nomination for president. Josh responds by saying, "If wishes...horses...etc." She erroneously attributes the quote to Bob Dylan by asking Josh "What is that from some Dylan song? Guys your age have this thing about Dylan."
The phrase is used by the character Spike in the television series Angel. In addition, in the series finale, when another character wishes "to do more violence", Spike replies that "wishes are horses today".
The phrase was used by the Austrian musician Falco at the beginning of his 1999 single "Push! Push!".
The pop music group Spin Doctors quoted the phrase in their 1995 song "If Wishes Were Horses"
This phrase is also being used by Patrick Jane in the TV-series The Mentalist. "I don't suppose you wanted to kill him, but uh, if wishes were horses, and all that...", is what he said to a man who was being arrested for murder.
The phrase makes up part of the chorus on Larry and His Flask's song, "Beggars Will Ride", from their 2011 album, All That We Know.
The Canadian pop music group Sweeney Todd (band) used the phrase "If Wishes were Horses" as the name of their 1977 album.
The phrase was used by Uzo Aduba's character on Orange Is The New Black, Season 2, Episode 11.
Lucinda Williams has a song entitled "If Wishes Were Horses" on her 2008 album, Little Honey.
Found in the lyrics of the song "Dead Kids" by the Mannequin Men on the album Fresh Rot
He was an iconic person , who begged peacefully in Bandra , and was equally humble and endearing to all communities , knew the Shlokas that he recited in Hindu shops , offered prayers for the well being of Humanity .
I met him many a times after I shot him in 2005 but since last three years I have not seen him at all, he was not keeping well but you could not miss his tall figure at the Bandra Station Idd namaz.
And I chronicled such interesting looking people more as a photographer for their majestic photogenic quality ,, and as I shot them they became part of storyboard of my Mumbai Humane Comedy ,,some aged some still stayed fresh and some simply disappeared .
And there are many who just disappeared in thin air ,,,never to be seen again and I am left holding their captive souls in a cybernetic cage .
Beggars , Malangs Rafaees Sadhus Hijras I shot them all, the Whippers of Ma Ambe , street performers , street vendors and all this came under street photography, I hardly shoot now , call it laziness or even photographic apathy.
The passion drive have all gone and gets resurrected during certain religious feast's .. I can easily say I dont shoot as much as I shot when I started out .. Even those events I shot every year prolifically I stopped ..and as I am not part of a group , and shoot myself it hardly matters .. I am an impulsive moody photographer ..I dont shoot Moharam in Mumbai so almost the bulk of my Mumbai documentation decreased considerably ,, I dont shoot the Rafaees here in Mumbai ,,
And though I know there is a lot once could shoot in Mumbai in my case it is repetitious ,, and I dont go out of Mumbai .unless I shoot Ashura Chehlum or Ajmer Sharif.
I want to go to Makanpur Urus of Zinda Shah Madar this year but I dont know whether it is possible once because of the distance and second my affinity to Bronchial allergy mostly in winter .
So now I am sorting and going over my old CDS DVDS , and trying to segregate some of my stuff most of the stuff got corrupted with age ,,but some I am reblogging adding new thought new content ,,I could never blog with a borrowed picture , and because I dont have knowledge of some religion I use Wikipedia .
I would just like to leave my images without text , but text is a remedy for those not part of my ethos or my world.
And than comes the main part I type with one finger ,, all my blogs with text are courtesy of that one magical finger that makes pain and poetry visible .
Now with your mobile phone you can capture document record so I am surprised to see the so called bloggers the old new wannabes copy pasting duplicating the wildweb .. and it literally makes me puke the few blogs I see at Indibloggers blogging without using their original head that sadly there is no one to guide mentor them no even the developer of the creative platform.
You want to be seen heard create your own niche your own voice why plagiarize ,copy another mans post as your own I d rather stop blogging when I reach that stage ..and having even 5000 blogs to your credit with another mans text and some borrowed stolen pictures Fuck is not blogging at all.. all this technical bullshit about SEO blogging and the person cant shoot his own picture , post his own thought is the saddest part of blogging in India
Its also about your background parentage and your immediate surroundings ..
And so I gave my grandkids a head start on the camera ..and demystified the camera for them..but I made them opinionated too .. they wont ever use a Nikon even if you gave it to them free ,,We are all three incorrigible Canon Users ..
Though I got my First Canon 7D in 2011 and I got the Canon 60 D for my granddaughter Marziya Shakir in the same year ..she was 4 year old. I have never been enamored by Nikon after having shot the bulk of my images with Nikon D70
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