Tuesday, September 05, 2006
The Palace Aphorisms, series 1, nos. 3-5
Series 1: Fat people & tourists
For more about the Palace Aphorisms, see the post of August 12th.
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With apologies to the Wallace Stevens of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird and The Emperor of Ice-Cream:
The fat woman of Haddam never sees how the blackbird walks around her feet.
A man and a woman and a blackbird are one, but a fat man is splendidly two or three.
The ruler of the fat men is the only Emperor of Ice Cream.
The photograph "Abode of Crow" appears courtesy of www.sxc.hu/ andSteve Ford Elliott of County Clare, Ireland.