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18 February 2007 @ 10:51 pm
My new gothy boyfriend, Alexander Pope  
(But not my favourite boyfriend, who is Hiro Nakamura, of course)

Alexander Pope (1688-1744 CE)

I found poetry I like... This and Henry Rollins'. How's that for eclectic?

Excerpt from "Windsor-Forest":
Beasts, urged by us, their fellows beasts pursue,
And learn of man each other to undo.

Excerpt from "Eloisa to Abelard":
Oh Death all-eloquent, you only prove
What dust we dote on when 'tis man we love!

Excerpt from "Elegy":
Oh, ever beauteous, every friendly: tell,
Is it, in heaven, a crime to love too well?
To bear too tender, or too firm a heart,
To act a lover's or a Roman's part?

Exerpt 2 from "Elegy":
A heap of dust alone remains of thee:
'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!

JMacjmac on February 19th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Henry Rollins did spoken word back at my college three times while I was there, it was awesome + 10. I really need to pick up a book of his or possibly the audio books since the delivery of his work if truly most impressive from his lips.
JMacjmac on February 19th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
One of these days I will learn to proof read; "his work is truly most impressive from his lips."
Kburgunder on February 19th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
I can recommend Get in the Van as a book and "Live at the McCabe" as a great recording of his spoken word. A bunch of us appear in the audience briefly in one of his live DVDs as it was filmed in Seattle March 14th - I think 2004.
JMacjmac on February 19th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Sweet, now that makes me wonder if they recorded any of the times he performed at RIT.

Thanks for the recommendations! :)