Tag Archives: Intertexts

Star Crystal

This began as an exchange about the Pantone Color Institute and wishfully getting jobs there setting the colour of the year. We then moved on to found our own colour consultancy agency. My friend thought I would be good at … Continue reading

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Home Page — Paging Home

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine offers glimpses into one’s past like this home page from 2001 What you may ask is a home page? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_page A personal home page historically has served as a means of self-portrayal, job-related presentation, and … Continue reading

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Membership Has Its Privileges

One of the joys of signing in to the Humanities Commons is logging out because there is a delightful invitation to return. It takes the form of an illustration and an allusion to a poem by Edward Lear, The Owl … Continue reading

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Escape and What the Waves Cast Up

There was something of a reverberation in the line about the lonely shore and the rapture. Henri Cole “The Constant Leaf” Nothing to Declare […] It is strange how the past holds on to us how the rapture of the … Continue reading

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After Bashō

I believe this pond poem is after Bashō: George Swede from Tell Tale Feathers. A scan. A transcription. Summer Afternoon The bullfrog leaps the green pond opens one eye and goes back to sleep A machine-readable string: Summer Afternoon The … Continue reading

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Fantastic Cells

Library catalogue subject headings for Fantastic Voyage: Brain–Diseases–Diagnosis–United States–Drama. Leucocytes–Drama. Medicine–Specialties and specialists–United States–Drama. Scientists–United States–Drama. I believe and others have noted that Dr. Who “The Invisible Enemy” is indebted to the Fantastic Voyage. And so for day 2411 20.07.2013

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Feeding Fashion

Another food poem in addition to the title-bearing poem in the collection by Jack Prelutsky A Pizza the Size of the Sun is the charming two stanza agricultural myth “Spaghetti Seeds” which concludes thusly I planted them year ago . … Continue reading

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Read/Red Arrows

Stein’s line has its own Wikipedia entry Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose Ronald Johnson in ARK 60 Fireworks I reconstructs the visual impact by a bit of clever homophony: arose a battleground: rows on rows … Continue reading

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Howard “Trapping” Browning

Opening lines of the dramatic monologue by Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess” where the Duke of Ferrara guides a visitor to a portrait That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That … Continue reading

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A Visual Intertext

Sarah Dyer has lodged in Five Little Fiends a treasure for the discerning eye — almost as if in imitation of the fiends there is a hoarding of a favourite object. The story line… Everyday the five little fiends stand … Continue reading

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