Wednesday, October 22, 2008

lines from Conrad's Secret Agent

-- It hung at a moderate elevation above Hyde Park Corner with an air of punctual and benign vigilance.

- The shoulders of Mr. Verloc, without actually moving, suggested a shrug.

-- His wit consisted in discovering droll connections between incongruous ideas.

-- A sad silence reigned for a time.

-- ... he said, with sinister familiarity.

-- He passed on, unsuspected and deadly, like a pest in the street full of men.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ungridify me

"Life are hard" he said
(and parenthetical)
tell me what to do
I am disappearing.

Where is the core?
Maybe if I undo the edge
or alter the pattern ...
what have you left
but shadows.

Open the window.

-- Annie Wyndham