Thursday, February 04, 2010

the problems of the world
will not be solved with words
i hold in hands grown gnarled
the problems of the world
against such griefs i've hurled
honed chatter of the herds
the problems of the world
will not be solved with words

we would be as gods
to teach cephalopods

Betty Bowers Explains Christian Marriage. (thanx Melanie!)

"Though every passing yearner for the skies
Out of his glass construct a secret hell,
If with our own reflections we must dwell
Let them be seen in one another's eyes."

--Roy Campbell


A new meaning for spended: "wearing suspenders".

"There may not be such a thing as “women’s poetry.” But, as long as women’s voices are capped at a third of poetic discourse, we will never really know if there is or not." (via Dumbfoundry) Also, "In the late 18th and early 19th century, in a deadent sultanate of Oudh, poetry in woman’s voice was penned by poets as a form of protest." (via Silliman)

"To our knowledge, πεπαίκοιτον "you two would have played" is not attested anywhere in Greek."

"I think the ridicule part is over, and the fighting part has started in earnest."

The mystery of "fanmo jimte" somewhat elucidated.

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