Reading & Writing

because birds are alphabets and bodies a protectorate
and "you hold a girl's face in your hands like a vase"

because life is really no good without it...

this blog is about reading and writing
(and all other clever things)


*Heather McHugh's "Ghazal of the Better-Unbegun"

(wins from the very start-- "Too volatile, am I? Too voluble? Too much a word-person?")

Ghaz"al\, Ghazel \Ghaz"el\, n. [Ar. ghazal.]
A ghazal is a poetic form consisting of couplets which share a rhyme and a refrain.


Malcom Gladwell on "What We Can Learn From Spaghetti Sauce"-- genius, no one could better convince me
that sauce is really a metaphor for American individualism, the pursuit of happiness, pleasure,
and one man's understanding of our "basic" needs (this is as ridiculous and it is incorrect, in some ways).
TEDtalks = smart, articulate people discussing smart things = just about the most phenomenal idea ever.

"Today Has Been Okay" by Emiliana Torrini

Published Nov 19 2007, 05:54 PM by mayap
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