Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not-So-Gentle Eavesdropper: Overheard at the Library

Overheard a gentleman in his 60s wearing a suit saying (and I quote):

"I hardly watch any television anymore. It's like T.S. Eliot's 'The Wasteland' out there."

I think that dude rocks. For those of you who haven't had the (I hesitate to say) pleasure of reading "The Wasteland," here's a brief exerpt of it:

If there were water
And no rock
If there were rock
And also water
And water
A spring
A pool among the rock
If there were the sound of water only
Not the cicada
And dry grass singing
But sound of water over a rock
Where the hermit-thrush sings in the pine trees
Drip drop drip drop drop drop drop
But there is no water

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