50 Book Challenge
23. The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
An excellent book I had never read. Except, there were lady issues. Big lady issues that I am far too exhausted to go into now.
24. Bossypants - Tina Fey
This helped to fix a lot of the bitter aftertaste of lady issues. Advice: read it in a park with a puppy running around your feet and when you laugh people will think you are laughing at the puppy.
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joan baez-prison trilogy (billy rose) (by tomemapratt)
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The first bridge, Constitution Station. At my feet
the shunting trains trace iron labyrinths.
Steam hisses up and up into the night,
which becomes at a stroke the night of the Last Judgment.
From the unseen horizon
and from the very center of my being,
an infinite voice pronounced these things—
things, not words. This is my feeble translation,
time-bound, of what was a single limitless Word:
“Stars, bread, libraries of East and West,
playing-cards, chessboards, galleries, skylights, cellars,
a human body to walk with on the earth,
fingernails, growing at nighttime and in death,
shadows for forgetting, mirrors busily multiplying,
cascades in music, gentlest of all time’s shapes.
Borders of Brazil, Uruguay, horses and mornings,
a bronze weight, a copy of the Grettir Saga,
algebra and fire, the charge at Junin in your blood,
days more crowded than Balzac, scent of the honeysuckle,
love and the imminence of love and intolerable remembering,
dreams like buried treasure, generous luck
,and memory itself, where a glance can make men dizzy —
all this was given to you, and with it
the ancient nourishment of heroes —
treachery, defeat, humiliation.
In vain have oceans been squandered on you,
in vain the sun, wonderfully seen through Whitman’s eyes.
You have used up the years and they have used up you,
and still, and still, you have not written the poem.”
Jorge Luis Borges
(trans. A. Reid.)
the flowerpot does have a twitter feed but it’s all just “pollen. pollen. pollen. pollen.”
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