Thursday, September 7

though I have not been here long,
I can look up at the sky at night and tell
how things are likely to go for
the next hundred million years:

the universe will probably not find
a way to vanish nor I
in all that time reappear.
 - A. R. Ammons
from Rapids

  • ". . . as I have said often enough, I write for myself in multiplicate,
    a not unfamiliar phenomenon on the horizon of shimmering deserts."
    - Vladimir Nabokov