Monday, July 30, 2007

Compliments of Callimachus

On small poems vs epics (bricks), critics and god-inspired muses. Amen!

...but nightingales are honey-pale
and small poems are sweet.
So evaporate, Green-Eyed Monsters,
or learn to judge poems by the critic's art
instead of by the parasang,
and don't snoop around here for a poem that rumbles:
not I but Zeus owns the thunder.

When I first put a tablet on my knees, the Wolf-God
Apollo appeared and said:
Fatten your animal for sacrifice, poet,
but keep your muse slender."
And "follow trails unrutted by wagons,
don't drive your chariot down public highways,
but keep to the back roads though the going is narrow.
We are the poets for those who love
the cricket's high chirping, not the noise of the jackass."

Long-eared bray for others, for me delicate wings,
dewsip in old age and bright air for food,
mortality dropping from me like Sicily shifting
its triangular mass from Enkelados's chest.
No nemesis here:
the Muses do not desert the gray heads
of those on whose childhood
their glance once brightened.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Looking through old photos--trying to find great great O'Connor forefather.
Came across this.

I am reminded that I once made a penis sprinkler from copper tubing. It wasn't very precise. (nature of the machine I suppose)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I am writing again.
I think.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Friday, July 13, 2007

The car is sold! The latin class is finished!

And now I can do new things. Like go to N.B. and swim in the ocean! Take leisurely walks in old Montreal! See the fireworks!

But first I need a nap.
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