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Forgive me, Dave, if what I'm about to say offends you or scrunches you
further into whatever negative state you're in, but I thoroly enjoyed,
frequently laffed, at your post, given below.  Quite some poetry therein, as
well.
Welcome back, however oddly, but ever Birkly.

Judy

2008/10/13 David Bircumshaw <[log in to unmask]>

> Some people these days say that poetry is dead, some violently deny
> it. My current image of the art is that of Desdemona while being, and
> after, suffocated by Othello: murdered but still talking in its last
> gasps, raising up from its pillow on a final breath. The
> Wilhelm-Baynes translation of the I Ching has a line somewhere :
> 'persistently ill, but still does not die' , which takes one beyond
> poor Desdemona, as of course her last revival is, well, curtains for
> her if not quite then the play.
>
> --
> David Bircumshaw
> Website and A Chide's Alphabet
> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/david.bircumshaw/
> The Animal Subsides http://www.arrowheadpress.co.uk/books/animal.html
> Leicester Poetry Society: http://www.poetryleicester.co.uk
>