Sunday, October 02, 2005

October 2
Boe spoke about religious extremism today, and quoted extensively from Yeats's "Slouching Toward Bethlehem," which remains one of the creepiest poems ever--wonderful, but scary:

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And then later, when theThing comes, it comes

moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

Then I came home and built a new cold frame, picked the yellow sunflowerlike blossoms of the Jerusalem artichokes.

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