A Sunday Collage III

She is on the horizon. . . . I go two steps, she moves two steps away. I walk ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps ahead. No matter how much I walk, I’ll never reach her. What good is utopia? That’s what: it’s good for walking.

~Eduardo Galeano

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“It was all mixed in with a Porky Pig cartoon.” He waved at the tube. “It comes into your dreams, you know. Filthy machine. Did you ever see the one about Porky Pig and the anarchist?”

She had, as a matter of fact, but she said no. “The anarchist is dressed all in black. In the dark you can only see his eyes. It dates from the 1930′s. Porky Pig is a little boy. The children told me that he has a nephew now, Cicero. Do you remember, during the war, when Porky worked in a defense plant? He and Bugs Bunny. That was a good one too.”

“Dressed all in black,” Oedipa prompted him.

~Thomas Pynchon

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For a donation of fifty dollars, Speaker Gingrich would be delighted to pose with you for a formal portrait. For just ten dollars more, you will be joined in the portrait by Speaker Gingrich’s lovely wife, Callista, or by a photographically indistinguishable wax model.

~Nathaniel Stein

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~Salvador Dali

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Saw you walking barefoot
taking a long look
at the new moon’s eyelid

later spread
sleep-fallen, naked in your dark hair
asleep but not oblivious
of the unslept unsleeping
elsewhere

Tonight I think
no poetry
will serve

Syntax of rendition;

verb pilots the plane
adverb modifies action

verb force-feeds noun
submerges the subject
noun is choking

verb    disgraced    goes on doing

now diagram the sentence

~Adrienne Rich

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