Archive for March, 2009

Lovely Word Watch

March 30, 2009

prolix; ἐστίν; parescióle

March 25, 2009

“You’re not Flamand?”
“No, American.”
“Good, I detest Flamands.”

~Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

March 25, 2009

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You’d think this sort of thing could wait until after Britain has sunk into the Atlantic.

March 11, 2009

hobbes

March 11, 2009

Closer.

March 11, 2009

hermes

March 11, 2009

helmet

Three Night Theses From Breton’s “Mad Love”

March 9, 2009

I

I would like my life to leave after it no other murmur than that of a watchman’s song, of a song to while away the waiting. Independent of what happens and what does not happen, the wait itself is magnificent.

II

But this love, the bearer of the greatest hopes that have been translated into art for centuries, I am hard-pressed to see what could stop it from winning out in conditions of life as they might be renewed.

III

What I have loved, whether I have kept it or not, I shall love forever.

March 6, 2009

Some among the British say that when the ravens desert the White Tower, the line of kings will be broken & their realm brought low.

My sense is that something similar is true of the set of crystal that sits on the central desk of the House of Representatives’ chamber.

crystal

crystal-ii

brown

congress

kennedy

eisenhower

In January, the month the owls/ nest in, I am a witness & a small thing altogether

March 5, 2009

Ah, Lucie Brock-Broido!

lucie

How happily I would walk her through the Luxembourg Gardens, had I but a blue ribbon that was long enough.