Sunday, October 16, 2005


Joseph Joubert (1794): “I have little sap. Etc.”

Fielding Dawson, Charles Olson, 1956, ink on paper collaged on board (Jargon Society)

Charles Olson (circa 1964):
To have the bright body of sex and love
back in the world—the moon
has her legs up,
in the sky of Egypt

Susan Stewart (The Open Studio, 1987):
Can Queen Victoria Eat Cold Apple Pie?
. . .
Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, Aventine, Palatine

Petruchio (against a tailor, The Taming of the Shrew):
          Thou liest, thou thread, thou thimble,
Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail!
Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter-cricket thou!
Braved in mine own house with a skein of thread?
Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant.