Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Guys are feeling as if they should be at school

There'd be dormitories,
emptying, and bicycles
and cars dispersing to
the nearest water and
over this land. Nobody'd
want to see another's
face, but nobody'd want
to lay his head anywhere
else tonight. With every-
thing else that will be
said of Gore Vidal, none
of us will forget the vir-
tuosity in pleasure and
its portrayal, that he
showed as the prize of
a passionate education.

How easily we could spell if we could follow,
Like thread looped through the eye of a needle,
The grooves of light. It resists. But we stay behind, among them,
The injured, the adored.

John Ashbery
Many Wagons Ago
  As We Know
Collected Poems
  1956 - 1987
op. cit.


  1. Wishing you a splendid summer!! !!! :)))

  2. Thank you, dearest goodgirl ~ it has always been my favourite season, but then always has not always been not in California. :) Still, it's safe to say, I continue to respect it .. Now, be nice, and don't make us envy yours too much!