For the Man Who Taught Tricks to Owls
February 07, 2005
You say they were slow to learn. The brains of owls Went down in your opinion through long hours Of unresponsive staring While you showed them how to act out minor parts In the world of Harry Potter.
Mr. Emerson Tries to Complete an Essay
June 24, 2002
At his hard desk, no longer wholly conscious Of the pen in his right hand, no longer confined By the dimensions of the floor and the four walls But ascending through the ceiling toward the threshold Of Transcendental Understanding, he heard Ker-luck-a-put, cluck, the chickens, his own Chickens outside the window, one of which Would be reduced to portions of itself And stewed for dinner, and though he had lost The thrust of his hierarchic argument For a moment, he took the chicken to be an example Of the