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    • Come with rain. O loud Southwester! Bring the singer, bring the nester; Give the buried flower a dream; Make the settled snowbank steam; Find the brown beneath the white; But whate'er you do tonight, Bath my window, make it flow, Melt it as the ice will go; Melt the glass and leave the sticks Like a hermit's crucifix; Burst into my narrow stall; Swing the picture on the wall; Run the rattling pages o'er; Scatter poems on the floor; Turn the poet out of door.   To The Thawing Wind - Robert Frost
    • Still sadly missed whenever I log in to BGO, but especially on this date.
    • Above the antique mantel was displayed As though a window gave upon the sylvan scene The change of Philomel, by the barbarous king So rudely forced; yet there the nightingale Filled all the desert with inviolable voice And still she cried, and still the world pursues, “Jug Jug” to dirty ears. And other withered stumps of time Were told upon the walls; staring forms Leaned out, leaning, hushing the room enclosed. Footsteps shuffled on the stair. Under the firelight, under the brush, her hair Spread out in fiery points Glowed into words, then would be savagely still.   T.S. Eliot - from 'The Waste Land'
    • The Master of Go - Yasunari Kawabata Miss Lonelyhearts - Nathanael West
    • Currently reading Hanif Kureishi's The Nothing - which deals with a dying man's penchant for revenge and self-torment. Death--or dying--has always been a crucial aspect of Kureishi's works, even his early novels, which are often criticized for not being "serious enough." It's clear, bracing prose; no embellishment, but still very provocative.   I'm also grading some student papers, and it is quite interesting that many students have mistaken psychological sublimation for chemical sublimation. I wonder if this was done deliberately, to see how I would react. Regardless, I'm priming myself for some very interesting conversations soon. But I gotta admit, it is quite hilarious if this is deliberate.
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