Saturday, April 05, 2003

Surreal pinhole photography site. Why isn't our poetry as strange as this, & as beautiful?

Pseudo-etymology: "blogger", from French blagueur, a joker or trickster.

Nota Bene. The opposite of injustice is not "justice", but reciprocity.

Why am i obsessed by the art of elephants? Is it that they have not yet been corrupted by art criticism? But my own interest even contributes to this. If i were consistent, i would allow myself to be influenced by them, in silence.

Friday, April 04, 2003

'Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.'

Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace, 1947

"...What keyhole have we slipped through, what door has shut?
The shadows of the grasses inched round like hands of a clock,
And from our opposite continents we wave and call.
Everything has happened."

Sylvia Plath, "The Babysitters"

'I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.'

Socrates, quoted by Plutarch "On Banishment"

Everyone has lots of anti-war poems, but here's one that's a palindrome.

Here's my tanka about "Salam Pax":

  Blogger in Iraq
silent a week now--thousands
  click on the site, wait,
maybe try refreshing, say:
"Could be the electric's out."