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another hint about the rhetorical serpent

he went there, he says, because he thought in that mute placid
domain of the trees,
he might find beyond the predations of animals and men something
like the good.

. . .

but No, he says, No, the trees and their seeds and flowers are at war
just as we are,
every inch of soil is a battleground, each species of tree relentlessly
seeks its own ends;

Quote of the Day

Ok, so it's more like the quote from a few decades ago. (1984 to be exact)

"If rhetoric is a serpent, then here it becomes a kind of python, steadily wrapping its coils around the reader."

The quote is from a review in Field by David Young. Any guesses as to who wrote the poems he's talking about?

Palabras for the day

Palabras me gustan hoy:

pomegranate & granada

marsopa & porpoise

And the one that makes me a little curious since "transendence" is usually a good thing for poetry and usually words that look quite a bit alike have the same root in the Latin:

trascendente & portentous (!)

I'm mixing up the languages, but it's a learning method. Espero. I'm trying. Es la verdad. Lo siento.