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steve commented on the word favonian
"Sunday. Heat ripple still with us; a most favonian week." Lolita Ch 11
December 31, 2012
steve commented on the word gurrituck
In his time, this one had little to speak of,The softest word went gurrituck in his skull. For him, the moon was always in ScandinaviaAnd his daughter was a foreign thing. From Two at Norfolk by Wallace Stevens
July 14, 2011
steve commented on the word adastrium
from Baseball and Writing by Marianne MooreAnd "Yes,it's work; I want you to bear down,but enjoy itwhile you're doing it."Mr. Houk and Mr. Sain,if you have a rummage sale,don't sell Roland Sheldon or Tom Tresh.Studded with stars in belt and crown,the Stadium is an adastrium.O flashing Orion,your stars are muscled like the lion.
July 16, 2010
steve commented on the word Habakkuk
The Past is the PresentIf external action is effeteand rhyme is outmoded,I shall revert to you,Habakkuk, as when in a Bible classthe teacher was speaking of unrhymed verse.He said - and I think I repeat his exact words -"Hebrew poetry is prosewith a sort of heightened consciousness." Ecstasy affordsthe occasion and expediency determines the form.Marianne Moore
July 10, 2010
steve commented on the word bedizened
"Bedizened or starknaked, man, the self, the being we call human, writing-master to this world, griffons a dark"Like does not like like that is obnoxious"; and writes errorwith fourr’s. " Marianne Moore 'The Pangolin'
June 15, 2010
steve commented on the word veni vidi vici
one of those recorded pronunciations would help out
December 20, 2009
steve commented on the word euphony
XAt the sight of blackbirdsFlying in a green light,Even the bawds of euphonyWould cry out sharply. Wallace Stevens :thirteen ways of looking at a Blackbird Stanza 10
July 23, 2009
steve commented on the word Haddam
O thin men of Haddam, Why do you imagine golden birds?Do you not see how the blackbirdWalks around the feetOf the women around you? Wallace Stevens
July 21, 2009
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