Thursday, November 06, 2008

Today's Quotes from Charles Simic, The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

The kindness of one human being to another in times of mass hatred and violence deserves more respect than the preaching of all churches since the end of time.

The poet is a tea leaf reader of his own metaphors: I see a dark stranger, a voyage, a reversal of fortune, etc. You might as well get a storefront and buy some Gypsy robes and earrings! Call yourself Madame Olga.

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