Thursday, February 14, 2008

Kaleidoscopes, Mosaics, and the Like

Since it's Valentine's Day. Two takes on smashed-up hearts! The DH Lawrence is from Lan, the Dorothy Parker from a book Polly loaned me a long time ago that I still haven't returned yet.

For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken.
It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.
–DH Lawrence, “Pomegranate”

A heart in half is chaste, archaic;
But mine resembles a mosaic-
The thing's become ridiculous!
Why am I so? Why am I thus?

–Dorothy Parker, "A Fairly Sad Tale"

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