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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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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:


30 Oct '06 07:00:38 AM

'The degraded status of adjuncts is nowhere better seen than in the failure of their institutions to provide them with places to read.'

20 Oct '06 11:30:51 AM

'an inner hush maybe, maybe not'

17 Oct '06 10:57:56 AM

'What of the hands? We beg, we promise, call, dismiss, threaten, pray, entreat, deny, refuse, question, admire, count, confess, repent, fear, blush, doubt, instruct, command, incite, encourage, swear, testify, accuse, condemn, absolve, insult, despise, defy, vex, flatter, applaud, bless, humiliate, mock, reconcile, commend, exalt, entertain, rejoice, complain, grieve, mope, despair, wonder, exclaim, are slient, and what not, with a variation and multiplication that vie with the tongue.'

9 Oct '06 10:07:24 AM

'The world is swarming with commentaries; of authors there is a great scarcity.'

5 Oct '06 10:43:25 PM


29 Sep '06 10:43:37 PM

'It's pretty long, too, which doesn't make it a bargain. Nothing revolutionary about bargains.'