Sunday, February 5, 2012

But I Do Not Know and Do Not Know and Clutch On

Good news/bad news: 102 degree fever. Hate the sore throat, love the dreams. Better news: just bought three tickets to see Magnetic Fields in Philadelphia on March 7, smack in the middle of Planet's Spring Break, the three of giving ourselves a holiday in the middle of Meh. While Planet and I are psyched about the show (and I still have three tickets available for the Magnetic Fields show in DC on Monday April 9 - though there is horrible news: motherfucking DeVotcka is opening, fucking shoot me - if anyone wants to go with us), Earthgirl is excited most about Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art ($30 a pop: holywhathtefuck).


Wislawa Szymborska

that means not all.
Not even the majority of all but the minority.
Not counting the schools, where one must,
and the poets themselves, there will be perhaps two in a thousand.
but one also likes chicken noodle soup,
one likes compliments and the color blue, one likes an old scarf,
one likes to prove one's point,
one likes to pet a dog.

but what sort of thing is poetry?
More than one shaky answer
has been given to this question.
But I do not know and do not know and clutch on to it,
as to a saving bannister.


  1. I'm with EarthGirl. That sounds pretty awesome. I love the Philly museum.

    Attention Jim H: I wave my paws in the air and show you my belly.

  2. @Landru: Who's a good boy! You are, that's who! Yes you are! What a game, man. It took every bit of tobacco road grit to pull that out in an extremely hostile environment against a good, young team. Conditioning was a factor. Just what we needed going into the Dook (sux) game. Respect.

    @Dog: Seeing the Van Gogh museum this summer in Amsterdam was a highlight of my art-veiwing life. I was profoundly moved by the entire sweep of his career. I wrote a fairly emotional piece about it somewhere. I wish I could get up there to see the exhibit. Thanks for the heads up re Magnetic Fields tour. Saw them last time through here, and it looks like they're coming back! Yay!