Friday, July 21, 2006

Off to Jackson

Pepektheassassin's comment about memorizing poetry reminded me of this quote: The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital. George Steiner

I emailed a response to her, then noticed she was "no reply" and decided to respond here because I love the idea of memorizing poetry. The quote, one of my favorites, illustrates the difference between memorizing for love of a piece and memorizing as a chore.

I'm getting things back together and will leave shortly for Jackson. Baby Max should be here in the morning.

4 comments:

  1. My favorite piece of poetry that I can [pretty much] recite is Robert Service's The Cremation of Sam McGee. It's fun and always gets a good response.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes; that was very sweet. xoxo

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  2. I've been reading and loving your quilts.

    Congratulations on your new grandchild!

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  3. What is a "no reply" that I have? I didn't know that I have this thing, and how do I get rid of it???

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Good to hear from you!