Tuesday, February 21, 2023

When He Laughed, Respectable Senators Burst with Laughter

I don't do birthdays here like once and as a result don't check the website I used to check everyday everyday anymore. I missed Hecht's, for instance. I didn't miss Bowie's but didn't post a Bowie birthday post this past January. For years I've posted a big fat W.H. Auden birthday post every February 21, not today (and not last year either?), here is the big fat post as link today, Auden born 116 years ago today. Let's see if George shows up here four days from today. Wooo! too, though probably not


Jeff Popovich

I have five squares wet
and haven't typed a word. Here:
Look! Shitty humans

Me, shitty, aiming
news of human shittiness
(once upon a time

daily) for huzzahs
at my keen human shittiness
awooga. Constant

awoogas, we live
Life in the Awoogacene
Starting sixth wet square

My awoogas in
distinguishable, awoo
ga Life in O(bs)cene

L in meadow past Sunday, Winter light best light, all I want to do is hike with L
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U.S. President Joe Biden is in Kiev today to rescue his lunatic project of destroying Russia by proxy war. But there is no good way to do that. A review of 'western' media shows that the inevitable outcome of the war is now recognized. The only still open alternatives are to risk a large nuclear war or to retreat from 'western' dreams of its permanent hegemony.
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Identity politics versus identity office politics
Avedon Carol's occasional links
Maggie's weeklyFRESH HELL
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Today in My Complicity - the Mirrlees a buck on Kindle, done
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Ninety years of Yoko Ono
{ feuilleton }'s weeklyOptical Pantoum
Recently discovered lost Mark Strand poem
#1303The strange world of Phew!


W.H. Auden

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

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