Sunday, August 24th, 2008
Eagle-eyed six-word enthusiast John Perkins writes:
I came across these lines in Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central I Sat Down and Wept. It’s actually in the second novella, The Assumptions of Rogues & Rascals. Vintage, 1966, p. 175.
Do you insist on vulgar details? Mere gossip? Loathsome gluttony? Very well?
Chapter one: There were born.
Chapter two: They were bewildered.
Chapter three: They loved.
Chapter four: They suffered.
Chapter five: They were pacified.
Chapter six: They died.
Edited for six words:
Thanks John! Best collaboration with a dead Canadian poet I’ve ever read.
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