Friday, June 10, 2005

And peace was restored to the galaxy—thanks, Jordan. (Sorry, I've been playing a lot of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.)

Earnest/ironic does I think have a certain limited usefulness in terms of describing the affect of much of the younger generation's poetry. An awful lot of us are turning up as Ashberies in the latest pesky quiz, after all. But that doesn't cut very deep or take us very far.

I do prefer "Come on, now" to "Come off it." The former has a hint of "Come on, people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together—try to love one another right now." It risks corn. It invites.

2 comments:

Henry Gould said...

It's all vanity, guys. Starting with Jennifer, through Ron & you guys. Ending with me. It's all vanity & striving after ruach.

Tony said...

Yes, HG. Hevel, hevel.

Which is, as we know, meaningless.

I suppose, though, that a blogger who adopts a stance of humility and/ore self-deprectation is just as schticky as one who is a connoisseur of oneself. Or more schticky, right? Because most of us are vain--those who choose to wear that vanity are probably more honest than some of us.

As usual,though,I could be full of s*it.

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