– James Scott, “Shopkeepers’ Advertising Novelties,” Strand, November 1895
(ht: The Futility Closet)
HEAD(hed), (n.) 1. the top part of the human body or the front part of an animal where the eyes, nose, east and mouth are. "Your brain is in your head."
DIBS(dibz), (n.) 2. a thick, sweet syrup made in countries of the East, especially the Middle East, from grape juice or dates. [Arabic "debs"]--World Book Dictionary, 1976.
Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs
Always wrong to the light, so never seeing
Deeper down in the well than where the water
Gives me back in a shining surface picture
Me myself in the summer heaven godlike
Looking out of a wreath of fern and cloud puffs.
Once, when trying with chin against a well-curb,
I discerned, as I thought, beyond the picture,
Through the picture, a something white, uncertain,
Something more of the depths—and then I lost it.
Water came to rebuke the too clear water.
One drop fell from a fern, and lo, a ripple
Shook whatever it was lay there at bottom,
Blurred it, blotted it out. What was that whiteness?
Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.
The pressure of the moment can cause someone to kill
someone or something
The leniency of consideration might treat with more
Which is to be desired. Or at least often to be desired.
But if my house is on fire and you notice, I wish you would
That fire. But if my hair is on fire, while I'm sure
you'll be enjoying
The spectacle of it, act quickly or don't act at all. But
if a sudden
Jarring of us all out of existence is eminent, do