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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My favorite poet, my favorite poem

A Visit to the Asylum

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Once from a big, big building,
When I was small, small,
The queer folk in the windows
Would smile at me and call.

And in the hard wee gardens
Such pleasant men would hoe:
"Sir, may we touch the little girl's hair!"--
It was so red, you know.

They cut me colored asters
With shears so sharp and neat,
They brought me grapes and plums and pears
And pretty cakes to eat.

And out of all the windows,
No matter where we went,
The merriest eyes would follow me
And make me compliment.

There were a thousand windows,
All latticed up and down.
And up to all the windows,
When we went back to town,

The queer folk put their faces,
As gentle as could be;
"Come again, little girl!" they called,
and I called back, "You come see me!"


Here's a fascinating New York Times review of Steve Soderbergh's new film, THE GOOD GERMAN, starring his business partner George Clooney and Cate Blanchett that is well worth the read for any filmmaker, actor and crew member.


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