An Illusory Intertwingling of Reason and Response

Literary: Anything waxing literary and Classical goes here. Occasionally I’ll put up a post which is entirely or largely a poem. Those go in Poetry. I even sometimes (though I would be the first to tell you that “literary criticism is bunk”) post some critique.

Tafel :: literary :: poetry

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Yours is a friendship I would die to keep,
and I may.

To love and not be sated,
but live pinioned as companion
(with never more than simply
enough hope to pin me down)
might kill —

and in cessation of existence,
my dying lips would breathe
of thee.