Archive for November, 2011

Behind Schedule, Just a Bit

Posted in poetry, Stuff I assume other people care about with tags , , , , on 2011/11/19 by jamiejthomas

Though we are behind publication schedule on Etch and Blur, it is getting inevitably closer . . .

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Of nothing, nothing, nothing–nothing at all

Posted in poetry, Stuff I assume other people care about with tags , , , , on 2011/11/18 by jamiejthomas

One of my favorite sonnets for sure. One kick-ass writer. 3 Pulitzers? Really?

The End of the World

Archibald MacLeish

Quite unexpectedly, as Vasserot
The armless ambidextrian was lighting
A match between his great and second toe,
And Ralph the lion was engaged in biting
The neck of Madame Sossman while the drum
Pointed, and Teeny was about to cough
In waltz-time swinging Jocko by the thumb
Quite unexpectedly to top blew off:

And there, there overhead, there, there hung over
Those thousands of white faces, those dazed eyes,
There in the starless dark, the poise, the hover,
There with vast wings across the cancelled skies,
There in the sudden blackness the black pall
Of nothing, nothing, nothing — nothing at all.