« Long after we disappear this will still be going on | Main | Election Day 2020, early in the a.m. »

02.11.2020

Comments

Bob

Boaty McBoatface told me all I need to know...

John Bloomberg-Rissman

Just when one thinks they know all they need to know, one recalls Alexander Wat's "From Persian Parables":

By great, swift waters

on a stony bank

a human skull lay shouting

Allah la ilah.

And in that shout such horror

and such supplication

so great was its despair

that I asked the helmsman:

What is there left to cry for? Why is it still afraid?

What divine judgment could strike it again?

Suddenly a rising wave

took hold of the skull

and tossing it about

smashed it against the bank.

Nothing is ever over

--the helmsman's voice was hollow--

and there is no bottom to evil.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)