There’s Always Something On

“Writing poetry is like watching TV.  There’s always something on.”  John Ashbury

February 27, 2011

Read about Pluto and the Keiper Belt,

and how stars die, becoming white dwarfs

blowing off gasses.

Then Cleopatra – was she a cunning bitch or

smart and powerful?

Learned about the poet William Meredith.

Meredith wrote little, saying, “astonishing moments are rare.”

Argued with Pat about politics.  No one won.

Learned what the Latin mottos on the Great Seal mean.*

Walked and snacked on pizza, negating the walk.

Stitched on a needlepoint project, listening to The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt.

It’s about sex and growing up;

and the sorrows of women before  birth control.

Read an essay about how American Indians were portrayed in 19th C. portraits:

noble and possibly white, if they became Christian.

Ended day with article about asteroids.

Will an asteroid extinguish life on earth?  

You can receive a Twitter warning.

*The Great Seal, translated

Annuit Coeptus, motto above the Eye = Providence Follows our Endeavors

Novus Ordo Seclorum, motto beneath the Pyramid = New order of the Ages

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