WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (counselor): Poetry Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
OZYMANDIAS (caller): Look on my works, ye mighty , and DESPAIR!
WILLIAMS: I have eaten de spare that was in the icebox.
Any resemblance between Ozymandias and actual arrogant despots approaching irrelevancy is purely intentional.
JERRY (counselor): Poetry Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
THE CURE (chorus): Human beings suffer
JERRY: Philosophers have written a great deal on the question of why people suffer.
THE CURE: They torture one another
JERRY: That is one reason.
Excerpted from The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney.
Based on an excerpt from The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney
Don’t hope on this side of the grave;
there’s no guarantee you’ll be saved—
but now and again
(you never know when)
justice comes like a fifty-foot wave.
Can’t decide if you should be cute or spooky this Halloween?
Try a costume that’s two things at the same time!
Happy 131st birthday to T.S. Eliot!
Happy 40th anniversary to The Muppet Movie!