Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wisely the Spruces

Did you know that a slim book of poetry costs about the same as a thickish magazine? It's true! That's a handy tip for today's busy bargain hunter. Arguably, the poetry will do more for you in the long run. Like today I bought some John Ashbery containing this line: "Wisely the spruces contented themselves with rustling." But maybe you're not concerned about the long run! In fact, much poetry advises "ye" to "gather ye rosebuds while ye may" and stuff of that nature. Like, "Whatever!" Like, "Do whatever you want." Like, "Who cares?" Like, "Go for it!" So maybe you should just spring for the magazine, which can be satifsying and appropriate. But I don't know. I'll shut my big gob now. Here is a picture of some ladies who are in the process of gathering rosebuds or perhaps they have just finished.