Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Well, That's That

So college is finally over. The only words that are coming to mind are Auden's "Fall of Rome":
The piers are pummelled by the waves;
In a lonely field the rain
Lashes and abandoned train;
Outlaws fill the mountain caves.

Fantastic grow the evening gowns;
Agenst of the Fisc pursue
Absconding tax-defaulters through
The sewers of provincial towns.

Private rites of magic send
The temple prostitutes to sleep;
All the literati keep
An imaginary friend.

Cerebrotonic Cato may
Extol the Ancient Disciplines,
But the muscle-bound Marines
Mutiny for food and pay.

Caesar's double-bed is warm
As an unimportatnt clerk
Writes I DO NOT LIKE MY WORK
On a pink official form.

Unendowed with wealth or pity
Little birds with scalet legs,
Sitting on their speckled eggs,
Eye each flu-infected city.

Altogether elsewhere, vast
Herds of reindeer move across
Miles and miles of golden moss,
Silently and very fast.
Goodbye, Yale.

2 Comments:

At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Ashish George said...

Congratulations! So maybe I've missed your hints, but have you decided what you're doing next year yet?

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Finnegan said...

Thanks. "Decided" is too strong a word, but at the moment, I'm in the very, very early stages of a book project.

 

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