Saturday 114

Libraries speak

Filed under: Building, Society — zundel @ pm

In Praise of the Town Library” by Michael Gorra in The Smart Set 2007-10-13

I too have walked into various towns’ libraries. They tell you things about the place.

I remember the library in Schwerin, Germany, in an otherwise purposed building. I went to find an atlas, to confirm what I suspected: that I had crossed into the former East Germany. They had no atlas from before 1989.


Thursday 105

True Britannia

Filed under: Society, Writing — Tags: — zundel @ pm

As the pink bits faded off into the sunset:

Darkness visible” by Philip Hensher in The Guardian 2009-04-11

And the rest of us?

Wednesday 104


Filed under: Poem — Tags: — zundel @ pm

If a flow in age appear,
’Tis but rain, and runs not clear.

Ah, how sweet it is to love!by John Dryden

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