Tuesday, November 17, 2009

extracts from my old notebook (part 2)

"Free trip to Blue Mountains with lunch and dinner $99 ($59 without food)
For $99 you get morning tea, lunch and a four course dinner and a free trip to the blue mountains!"
- Sign at Indian restaurant in Surry Hills. Doesn't sound all that free to me...

"You know why? That card's expired- 05/11. Oh, is that the 11th year or the 11th month?"
- Overheard

"Write poetry on property"
- Graffiti on Vintage Cellars

A sandy coastline- Ivan Shishkin
Hot Springs of the Yellowstone- Thomas Moran
The trunks in the grass- Vincent van Gogh
- Paintings

"who are you, little i

(five or six years old)
peering from some high

window, at the gold

of november sunset

(and feeling: that if day
has to become night

this is a beautiful way)

-who are you little i, e.e. cummings

"Totally unfunded blackspot"
- Sign on Princes Highway

"Ye shall find refreshment, thy whose bus is without conditioned air"
- Nestea ad, emphasis mine

"People speak in pentameter, we talk in verse. Prose is the more artificial mode."
- Old English tutor

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