📚 Finished Eclipse (John Banville). A re-read. If I ever read it a third time there wll be hardly a page left unhighlighted. There is no finer crafter of sentences than Banville. His writing is so good it makes me despair of my own.

@Zelamir there are many, almost every song: Radiohead, NIN, The Animals, The Cure, Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, The White Stripes. Have fun song spotting!

It was nice to have a reason to create an erasure/blackout poem for the first time in a while! And to use crayons :) Third image is a swatch of the dictionary collage envelope.

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I make this weekly(ish) thing. It's chock full o' weekly(ish) goodness. You might want to subscribe. → katexic.com/announcements/news

@GeoffreyGevalt Hi -- yes, those are mine! KUAC is a subset (a radio segment) of Katexic -- the newsletter/site.

I've read Hamlet at least 30 times, probably closer to 50, since I was 14. And only a few minutes ago thought about Horatio's name containing "oratio" and what that might mean given 'oratio's (usually drastically under-appreciated) role in the play.

@cremullins They were a significant part of the depiction of Santa as a heavy, jovial figure, though, iirc.

@ontploffing Interesting...thanks! I'm pretty much all paper these days, but that script could be handy.

Do you keep a (or more than one)? A ? What are your practices or habits?

The old man, the mayor, was trying to say that the world was knit together with threads we could not see, that the wind was a bridge between people.

|n|otabilia 474 ⁂ Michael Martone ⁂ "The Mayor of the Sister City Speaks to the Chamber of Commerce in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on a Night in December in 1976" || read it in , a daily(ish) newsletter: ktxc.to/nbts

This weeks turned into a themed issue! → "essence of quiescence" featuring obmutescence, silences of all kinds, philip k. dick, carthusian monks, puddles and a bunch more → katexic.com/announcements/news

@solitarywalker My vote would be: yes and go with the standard suggestion of _Fathers and Sons_ ... and if you are into short fiction, then _Sportsman's Sketches_!

I updated the Katexic WORD archive to include a half-dozen new pieces including the latest, which is, if not the best piece I've done, certainly one of the most important to me and my community, still/always reeling from loss. → Read and/or listen: katexic.com/kuac/

…They stand still
in the glassy nightmare
while the cricket scratches softly
at the invisible…

473 ⁂ Nelly Sachs ⁂ "In the blue distance" ⁂ ktxc.to/nbts

…How endless an hour seems compared to a proportionless forever…

472 ⁂ Eric Pankey ⁂ "The Book of an Hour" ⁂ ktxc.to/nbts

@wion I might do that! My work took me deep into the WordPress woods and I haven't had time to use much else for a while. But that is changing. I'm glad to head Txp is still going.

@wion Indeed and thanks! I take it you were a Txp-er too?

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