Thursday, August 18, 2011

Justice at the pace of war: Othello

The marriage of Othello
and Desdemona was con-
summated in two days,
in a revenge murder of
the innocent by a man
unhinged by deceit.

It had the provenance,
the pace and the wit
of a Tea Party.

                        .. Marry patience
                   Or I shall say you're all 
                                in all in spleen,
                   And nothing of a man.

William Shakespeare
  Iago, IV, i
op. cit.

ii Bruce Weber photography

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