Saturday, July 6, 2019

Quote of the Day (Poet Derek Mahon, on ‘Weird Weather’ for July)

“The nuclear subs are keeping sinister watch
while sun heat focuses on the cabbage-patch.
What weird weather can we expect this July?
Tornado, hail, some sort of freak tempest?
The bonfire month, and another storm brewing:
I hear it sing i’th’wind, and among the leaves.
But out here in the hot pastures of the west,
no Google goggling at our marginal lives,
there still are corners where a lark can sing.”—Northern Irish poet Derek Mahon, “The Seasons,” in An Autumn Wind (2011)

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