[Mark Trail, May 1, 2014.]
[Mark Trail revised, May 1, 2014.]
Thinking about this panel, I thought of Sappho: “Midnight. / The hour has gone by. / I sleep alone.” I thought of Djuna Barnes: “Watchman, What of the Night?” I thought of Ted Berrigan: “It is night. You are asleep. And beautiful tears / Have blossomed in my eyes.” And then I just thought “night.”
To revise this panel, I borrowed some night (not pants) from today’s Hi and Lois.
[Hi and Lois, May 1, 2014.]
It’s getting late. I was supposed to punch in at the Continental Paper Grading Co. nineteen minutes ago. Back tomorrow.
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[The lines from Sappho are from Stanley Lombardo’s 2002 translation. “Watchman, What of the Night?” is a chapter title in the novel Nightwood (1936). “It is night”: from XXXVII, The Sonnets (1964).]
Thursday, May 1, 2014
By Michael Leddy at 8:49 AM