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On “Sarah Palin shouldn’t be pretending Glenn Beck is normal

CK, why is it that you think Sarah Palin is pretending Beck is normal? It seems pretty sincere to me.

On “CONTENTION OF THE DAY – National Poetry Month

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Frogs Eat Butterflies. Snakes Eat Frogs. Hogs Eat Snakes. Men Eat Hogs

It is true that the rivers went nosing like swine,
Tugging at banks, until they seemed
Bland belly-sounds in somnolent troughs,

That the air was heavy with the breath of these swine,
The breath of turgid summer, and
Heavy with thunder's rattapallax,

That the man who erected this cabin, planted
This field, and tended it awhile,
Knew not the quirks of imagery,

That the hours of his indolent, arid days,
Grotesque with this nosing in banks,
This somnolence and rattapallax,

Seemed to suckle themselves on his arid being,
As the swine-like rivers suckled themselves
While they went seaward to the sea-mouths.


old pond
frog leaping


A response to your response from William Carlos Williams:

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

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