Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Minx puts ...

... A little word in your ear . Auden said once that there are lines of poetry that exert power over the listener even though he is unfamilar with the language. I believe he cited a line from Rilke: "Das ungewisse Licht von Nachmittagen," which only means "the uncertain light of afternoon" - though ungewisse is the pivotal word here and uncertain doesn't quite get it across.

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