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Thread #59418 Message #2528444
Posted By: Amos
31-Dec-08 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
"I light my first cigarette of the day and turn away from the window with a shudder," wrote Raymond Carver. "The foghorn sounds again, filling me with apprehension, and then, then stupendous grief." And the Chinese poet Li Po, perhaps feeling some similar apprehension many centuries earlier, wrote:
"With my whiskers grown long I have entered Ch'iu-pu,
In one morning gusts of wind have made them decay.
The calls of the gibbons make my hairs turn grey,
Now they flow round my head as so many strands of silk."
From the liner notes to Maritime Rites by Alvin Curran.
The liner notes then invoke the moral: Use everything.