Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas


"Mere forgetfullness cannot remove it

Nor wishing bring it back, as long as it remains

The white precipitate of its dream

In the climate of sighs flung across our world,

A cloth over a birdcage. But it is certain that

What is beautiful seems so only in relation to a specific

Life, experienced or not, channeled into some form

Steeped in the nostalgia of a collected past."

from: SELF-PORTRAIT IN A CONVEX MIRROR

John Ashbery

:the drifter and the gypsy
Thoreau

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