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Poem for Tuesday, Snow Bunnies, The Jane Austen Book Club

Wild Silk
By Brian Russell

out in the wild the kingdom
of worms spin in silence
in separation and live
to leave behind

what's become to them
useless such as luxury
begins and again becomes

the meticulous work
it took to shape a pattern out of
patience wore down a continent's

grasses into paths and passed
through dangerous terrain for what
for something so indisputably beautiful

you’d be willing to trade everything for it
you’d be willing to go to war to wear it
under your armor as close as anything

might get to your heart, it’s hard to believe
something so small so easy
to kill for even less could produce this dress
this red mess it makes of my senses


Another quickie because I spent Monday with Cheryl, though we didn't get started any earlier than we do when she drives up here because we slept late after staying up watching most of Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars coverage -- did Matt Damon actually appear, for a change? We woke up in the mood to watch the 1998 Les Miserables (a.k.a. the Neeson/Rush Les Mis), though I was horrified to discover that my DVD apparently has a flaw and two scenes must be completely skipped (a.k.a. I have to buy a new one). That film makes massive, problematic changes to Hugo's novel, but a really strong Cosette and some really glee-inducing Javert moments that are well worth seeing.

We were going to try the new crepe place in the mall but were distressed to find that it's not open yet! So we got Blaze Pizza and came back to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel, which Cheryl had not seen (and I think should unquestionably have won Best Original Screenplay on top of the four design awards it did win, though Boyhood would have been acceptable). Paul came home just as we started watching The Jane Austen Book Club, which is a little flick-chick-y for my taste but has a good cast, and some Shoujo Cosette before Cheryl had to leave. I loved the Sleepy Hollow-in-early-America season finale though I'm very bummed it's over for now. Look, snow bunnies!


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