Archive for July, 2010

James Joyce

« 31 July 2010 | 17:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

People could put up with being bitten by a wolf but what properly riled them up was a bite from a sheep.



Charles Harper Webb

« 22 July 2010 | 12:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Retreat Before she can deliver the cruncher, I stride away backwards My car door opens, I fall in as the engine fires. I speed home in reverse, unshave, unshower, plop down in my easy chair where, picturing what a good night it’s going to be, I slowly spit up a manhattan – dry – just […]



W H Auden

« 16 July 2010 | 12:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I Have No Gun, But I Can Spit Some thirty inches from my nose The frontier of my Person goes, And all the untilled air between Is private pagus or demesne. Stranger, unless with bedroom eyes I beckon you to fraternize, Beware of rudely crossing it: I have no gun, but I can spit.



In the Whole Village

« 15 July 2010 | 7:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In the whole village The husband alone Does not know of it 18th Century Japanese poem



Chrétien de Troyes

« 13 July 2010 | 20:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

For hunger is a sauce, well blended and prepared, for any food.



Giuseppe Peano

« 9 July 2010 | 20:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Peano Axioms of the Natural Numbers 1. 0 is a number. 2. The immediate successor of a number is also a number. 3. 0 is not the immediate successor of any number. 4. No two numbers have the same immediate successor. 5. Any property belonging to 0 and to the immediate successor of any number […]



Charles E Carryl

« 6 July 2010 | 10:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Sleepy Giant My age is three hundred and seventy-two, And I think, with the deepest regret, How I used to pick up and voraciously chew The dear little boys whom I met. I’ve eaten them raw, in their holiday suits; I’ve eaten them curried with rice; I’ve eaten them baked, in their jackets and […]



Ambrose Bierce

« 3 July 2010 | 22:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Alone (in bad company).