Thursday, April 01, 2004

It's The End of Western Civilization as We Know It! So have a Drink

Believe it or not, my entire University lost wireless access yesterday, hence my extended absence. It was chaos, I tell you, Chaos! If the Internet ever crashes, Western Civilization is screwed. We've become so dependant upon our little web of electrons that, to go back now to print and hardcopy media searching would drive many of us to suicide. And I'm not talking just us Librarians. Something to ponder.

However, today is April First, the beginning of National Poetry Month. I recomend Laurence Ferlinghetti:

Number 20
~From A Coney Island of the Mind

The pennycandystore beyond the El
is where I first
fell in love
with unreality
Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom
of that september afternoon
A cat upon the counter moved among
the licorice sticks
and tootsie rolls
and Oh Boy Gum

Outside the leaves were falling as they died

A wind had blown away the sun

A girl ran in
Her hair was rainy
Her breasts were breathless in the little room

Outside the leaves were falling
and they cried
Too soon! too soon!


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