Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Against the notion of a New Year

'My idea of paradise is a perfect automobile travelling over a smooth road at thirty miles an hour to a twelfth century cathedral'
- Henry James

'I would like to write poetry so old-fashioned it seemed radically new'
- Allen Curnow

'I have nothing new to ask of you,
Future, heaven of the poor...

the hands of the clock still enter without knocking'

- WS Merwin

'Old houses were scaffolding once and workmen whistling'
- TE Hulme

'That busy insect
the clock
is eating away my life'

- Charles Reznikoff

'The end of time is continuous'
- Roger Rountree

'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans'
- John Lennon


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