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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Posts added in February 2012

A Poem by WH Auden

Who’s Who A shilling life will give you all the facts: How Father beat him, how he ran away, What were the struggles of his youth, what acts Made him the greatest figure of his day; Of how he fought, fished, hunted, worked all night, Though giddy, climbed new mountains; named a sea; Some of […]

Worth the Wait? Godot in Leeds.

  POZZO: (suddenly furious.) Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It’s abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we’ll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the […]

Thursday Thoughts: 3

Mark My word, if and when these preachers get control of the (Republican) party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and […]

Thursday Thoughts: 2

“How do we say No? In the fullness of time, how can we say No?” and “To create is to resist, to resist is to create.” John Berger, from his article The Need to Learn, in Brick 88 . * Whenever I find myself in a situation where I realize my own stance, though heartfelt, […]