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Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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2 Feb '07 03:32:05 AM

'At the same time, another force prowls the edge of the field, bitterly observing that a table is that which supports a meal, a text one is reading, and the lamp one reads it by; that people have been born, have fucked, and have been laid out to die on tables; and that this observation makes the very use of the example appear silly, and the contention of the two schools seems as frighteningly frivolous as a formal tea party going on while the enemy mines the garden and the servants sell the house itself, piece by piece.'

31 Jan '07 04:31:13 PM

'every work of art is an uncommitted crime'

25 Jan '07 06:09:41 AM

'I need no gravestone, but
If you need one for me
I would like it to bear these words:
He made suggestions. We
Carried them out.
Such an inscription would
Honour us all.'

28 Dec '06 06:47:49 AM

To do: develop syllabus of turn-of-the-20th-c. readings to help fill in the background for Against the Day.

16 Dec '06 04:27:30 AM

I still can't stand that Bodie got capped.

29 Nov '06 12:53:09 AM

sprouting month
clothes-lining month
ever-growing month
u no hana month
rice-sprouting month
watery month
poem-composing month
leaf month
long month
gods-absent month
frost month
end of the year

21 Nov '06 02:03:56 AM

I have given so much, and yet they give me so little.

10 Nov '06 06:54:49 PM

A characteristic way for Devin to begin a verse:

'You fucked up.'

30 Oct '06 09:16:10 PM

Don't say high culture never gave you nothin - from the 'Seoul' section of Creeley's Hello:

Korean slang
for Americans: