Under The Sun

Sunday, October 12, 2003

"Les morts vont vite, the dead go fast, the next day absent! [. . .]
Biographies are written to cover up the speed with which we go [. . .]
Faster than memories, faster than old mythologies, faster than the speediest train.
Alexander of Macedon, on time!
Prudhomme on time, Gorbachev on time, the beloved and the lover on time!
Les morts vont vite. We living stand at the gate
And life goes on."
--Kenneth Koch, "Proverb"

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