Jan. 22nd, 2009

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the people downstairs smoke in their apartment and the smoke drifts up here.
i want to murder them but luckily they are leaving at the end of the
month, so i will wait.

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the school week is over but i have to go to campus tomorrow to
work in the writing center. today i had no appointments, but a got the new
susan bernstein book from the library (Housing Problems:
Writing and Architecture in Goethe, Walpole, Freud, and Heidegger
i am going to write about hearst castle for the travel writing class, i think.


Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:00 pm
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The girls for once are not ornamental. The girls for once are not just decorative. Incidental. The girls and their gorgeous rituals and tenderness which make Sappho honey song and hum are not for once relegated to one white wig somewhere. The girls for Sappho are the whole story. Holding their delirious bouquets and visions, open mouthed.

- Carole Maso

The desire of a novel to be a poem. The desire of a girl to be a horse. The desire of the poem to be an essay. The essay’s desire, its reach towards fiction. And the obvious erotics of this.

- Carole Maso

The idea has to come to me that what I want now to do is saturate every atom. I mean to eliminate all waste, deadness, superfluity: to give the moment whole; whatever it includes. Say the moment is a combination of thought, sensation, the voice of the sea... It must include nonsense; fact; sordidity; but made transparent.

- Virginia Woolf

The image offered us by reading the poem now becomes really our own. It takes root in us. It has been given us by another, but we begin to have the impression that we could have created it, that we should have created it. It becomes a new being in our language, expressing us by making us what it expresses; in other words, it is at once a becoming of expression and a becoming of our being. Here expression creates being.

- Gaston Bachelard

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braxton brought me back coconut tea
from providence so i can use my yixing teapot again.
i think i am going to go finish reading daphne
du maurier's the house on the strand. it is a time
travel book & i like it, although i feel like
the writing fades in & out of my interest. like the
first few pages were great, but now that i'm
way into the narrative it's just plot moving the text
rather than language.


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