May 20th, 2004

little review

Poem for Thursday

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I posted this poem six months ago but it seems so relevant that it must be repeated, I think. There's a wonderful op-ed piece on the cicadas in The New York Times, "The Orgy in Your Backyard": "They overwhelm the cornerstone of rationality: our ability to quantify nature. Could engineers equip us with several million (never mind a few trillion) alarm clocks that would reliably ring 6,209 days from now? We would do well, I believe, to begin to think of periodical cicadas as moving, living national parks. Rather than a few million of us visiting Yosemite or Yellowstone this summer, a few trillion cicadas will come to visit us. They will remind us that the world is yet to be tamed and that wonder is our birthright."

People doing musesfool's Psalms challenge: Grace For Today has C.H. Spurgeon's Treasury of David, with lengthy commentary on all the psalms. It's conservative and Christian but can also be quite helpful if you're stumbling over given words or line readings.

Am off to see gblvr. And have tons to do this afternoon. Aigh! Hope you are feeling better, beeej!