Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Daily Dose

From Collected Poems, by Marie Ponsot


A new embroidery of flowers, canary color,
dots the grass already dotty
with aster-white and clover.

I warn, "They won't last, out of water."
The children pick some anyway.

In or out of  water
children don't last either.

I watch them as they pick.
Still free of  what's next
and what was yesterday
they pick today.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Caricature

Daily Dose

From Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter, by Peter Singer


"There is a view in some philosophical circles that anything that can be understood by people who have not studied philosophy is not profound enough to be worth saying.  To the contrary, I suspect that whatever cannot be said clearly is probably not being thought clearly either."

From the Introduction.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A Caricature

Daily Dose

From Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World, by Amir Alexander


"The Leviathan is the be-all and end-all, and exists for itself alone."

From Chapter 6

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Caricature

Daily Dose

From Snow Hunters, by Paul Yoon


"In the corner stood the umbrella that was given to him a long time ago.  He tilted it away from the wall until it found the window light, and he held it there, reminding himself to mend the tear in the blue canopy."

From Chapter 8