Monday, June 18, 2007

Two for the Literary Set...

(you know who you are!)

1) At last, Thoreau has his own Blog! Actually, it appears he's had one for several years, and we just didn't have the link.
(via Garden Mob)
Seems this date in...1854... found him in a bit of a funk:
"Another remarkably hazy day: our view is confined, the horizon near, no mountains...It is dry, hazy June weather. We are more of the earth, farther from heaven, these days. ...Even the birds sing with less vigor and vivacity. The season of hope and promise is past; already the season of small fruits has arrived. The Indians marked the midsummer as the season when berries were ripe. We are a little saddened, because we begin to see the interval between our hopes and their fulfillment. The prospect of the heavens is taken away, and we are presented with a few small berries." (exerpted by me)

2) ...and: poetry video. (via Dirt by Amy Stewart)
A while back, I posted a Billy Collins poem... I always like to hear him read. Here's one, in his own voice, with visuals. Reminds me a little of "the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (a movie I highly recommend, if you haven't seen it!)

And a couple more...


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