Saturday, June 9, 2007

Verbs

2 comments:

Atma said...

"A dead jackal lay on the sandy shore and Siddhartha's soul slipped into its corpse; he became a dead jackal, lay on the shore, swelled, stank, decayed, was dismembered by hyenas, was picked at by vultures, became a skeleton, became dust, mingled with the atmosphere." Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha, page 12

Atma said...

"Although she has claim, she is not claimed. In the place where long grass opens, the girl who waited to be loved and cry shame erupts into her separate parts, to make it easy for the chewing laughter to swallow her all away."
Toni Morrison, Beloved, next-to-last page