December 20, 2004
Toy of the Movement
Heh...collaborative (or competitive) virtual fridge magnets...not the poetry that was oh-so-cool in the 90s, the old school colorful letters. Nifty!
Poem of the Moment
Empty-handed I entered the world
Barefoot I leave it.
My coming, my going --
Two simple happenings
That got entangled.
--Kozan Ichikyo, on the morning of his death (February 12, 1360, at the age of 77.) From this old Salon article on Japanese Death Poems.
Query of the Moment
Does anyone have any idea where the phrase "Let's blow this popsicle stand!" comes from? It seems so oddly specific...