The Cold Tap Sings

the p-word

Tag: Serpent’s Tail

GENRE

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‘On a desert island, which strikes me as oxymoronic but the phrase enjoys, I believe, considerable currency, or maybe I confuse it with deserted island, which itself raises a question – namely, has the island once been populated and is only now that you are on it otherwise unpopulated – let us say then on an island all by your own self with nothing to read except one kind of poetry, would you select metaphysical, lyric, language, gift-card, or cowboy poetry?’

Padgett Powell, The Interrogative Mood (Serpent’s Tail)

TODAY’S ACHIEVEMENTS

Flock of sheep, New Zealand, Pacific

‘Is there anything you might do today that would distinguish you from being just a vessel for consumption and pollution with a proper presence in the herd?’

Padgett Powell, The Interrogative Mood (Serpent’s Tail)