Saturday, May 29, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly
To the lone valley we loved, when life shone warm in thine eye;
And I think oft, if spirits can steal from the regions of air
To revisit past scenes of delight, thou wilt come to me there
And tell me our love is remember'd even in the sky!
Then I sing the wild song it was once rapture to hear
When our voices, commingly, breathed like one on the ear;
And as Echo far off through the vale my sad orison rolls, I think,
O my Love! 'tis thy voice, from the Kingdom of Souls
Faintly answering still the notes that once were so dear.
Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852)
Thursday, May 27, 2021
|Journey to the End of the Night|
"The poetry of heroism
appeals irresistibly to those
who don't go to a war,
and even more to those
whom the war is making
It's always so."
Louis Ferdinand Céline (27 May 1894 – 1 July 1961)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
|I've got a deep dark suspicion|
that pretty soon we should start looking around
for another planet for ourselves.
Wolfgang Borchert (20 May 1921 – 20 November 1947)
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Mikhail Bulgakov (15 May 1891 – 10 März 1940)
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
“There's no doubt about it -
gardeners are the only true artists
Joris Karl Huysmans (5 February 1848 – 12 May 1907)
* Alright, two more:
"Art and prayer are the only decent ejaculations of the soul."
"Only the chaste are truly obscene."
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
My head is full of them, one after the other,
but they serve no purpose there.
They must be put down on paper,
one after the other.
Camilo José Cela (11 May 1916 – 17 January 2002)
Monday, May 10, 2021
Sunday, May 09, 2021
|The Revolt of the Masses|
"Better beware of
notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand
and should be used sparingly by anybody
who wants to see things clearly."
José Ortega y Gasset (9 May 1883 – 18 October 1955)
Saturday, May 08, 2021
The Crying of Lot 49,
Against the Day*,
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
they don't have to worry about the answers.
* List of Episodes in Against the Day
* Pynchon Wiki: Against the Day
Thomas Pynchon *8 May 1937