Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Poetic Observations

Vachal Lindsay is a poet whose work is largely unfamiliar to me, but I ran across this last night and quite appreciated it:

The Congo, as you will have gathered, is the book in which the poem originally appeared; I can't tell you whether the rest of it is any good or not, as I found the poem in a high school reader.

Earlier in the week, I ran across another observation on human weakness, though this time from Ogden Nash, who rightly remarked:

Well I have learned that life is something about which you can't conclude anything except that it is full of vicissitudes.
And when you expect logic you only come across eccentricitudes.

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