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.
OTHER NOTABLE THINGS--
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