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From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Saturday, May 22, 1999, 2:16
>From: FFlores <fflores@...> >Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 22:05:31 -0300
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>I don't have time to do right now, but in the >meantime I'd like to know what is pitch-and-toss,
Pitch-and-toss sounds like gambling with dice or some such.
>and what's the intent of the two verses "If you >can fill the unforgiving minute / With sixty seconds' >worth of distance run". I don't understand clearly >what it means. :-( Is it an idiom, or just a metaphor?
It means fully use each minute; don't wast your time. It's emphasising the fact that every second wasted is important and wasted sconds mount up into wasted minutes and so on. It's not an idiom that I'm aware of metaphor? maybe, comparing time with a race and a personification of minutes. I think this poem is WAY beyond the level of any of my langs at their current levels of development.
>I'm curious, also, about the things your cultures tend >to associate with "being a man" (or a mature person in >general). [Maybe that should go over to Conculture] >
Sounds like a good topic for conculture!
> >--Pablo Flores >
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