Mighty Red Pen

February 18, 2011

Parenthetically speaking

Filed under: Perilous punctuation — mighty red pen @ 4:33 pm

From xkcd:

Reminds me of the E. E. Cummings poem:

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
– the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other; then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

H/t @copycurmudgeon


Bonus MRP moment: Are you getting ready for National Grammar Day on March 4? It’s a word nerd’s first sign of spring.


1 Comment »

  1. “I love this!

    Comment by Val Span — February 22, 2011 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

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