It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Monday, October 17, 2016

A Handful Of Words From A Handful Of Dust

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For a month now he had lived
in a world suddenly bereft of order.
It was as though the whole reasonable
and decent constitution of things,
the sum of all he had experienced
or learned to expect, were an inconspicuous,
inconsiderable object mislaid somewhere
on the dressing table.

No outrageous circumstance in which
he found himself, no new mad thing
brought to his notice, could add a jot
to the all-encompassing chaos
that shrieked about his ears.

(1934)

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6 comments:

  1. Entropy ends when not appreciated.

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    1. To get beyond the entropy
      is a prelude to paradise.

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  2. Even the wauvian bed bugs marched to their target

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    1. Even the wauvian bed bugs matched to their target
      In a certain order. As ordered by their instructor,
      not on a bet, the teacher's voice asked them
      if they remembered their goals,
      did what they're told,
      OK to be bold,
      get into her folds,
      pop quizzed their aims,
      told them the blood host
      was paranoid.
      If it be told.
      Nothing is ever the same,
      for anyone bitten by a nursery rhyme.
      All the time.

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    2. I think wauvian
      means either "well-educated"
      or "twice bitten, once told."

      Is either definition correct?

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