The Chumps of Choice

A Congenial Spot for the Discussion of Against the Day, by Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Cornell '59, and Any Other Damned Thing That Comes Into Our Heads. Warning: Grad Students and Willie-Wavers will be mocked.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Additional Discussion, pp. 525-556

I close my eyes to still my gaze
And ponder strange Creation's ways
To think that I should end my days
Inside a vat of mayonnaise!

-- Rainer Marie Rilke, "Hold the Pickles, Hold the Lettuce," from the Duino Elegies


At Monday, May 07, 2007 9:54:00 AM, Blogger Will Divide said...

Fun-ny! But, then again, what duino?

At Monday, May 07, 2007 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Civic Center said...

That is a very beautiful poem, rich and creamy in its imagery and meter.

At Monday, May 07, 2007 11:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 70th birthday Tom. Tuesday 5/8/07

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