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I am Shaz. It's hard work. But someone's gotta do it. I am a part time freak and full time retard. I also do some casual work as a skank and I volunteer as your mother. NICE TO MEET YOU! Welcome to the biggest rant factory in the history of the internet. I've got more apathy than the entire emo population of the world combined. Only kidding. I'm real nice

Monday, 11 October 2010

I can never do any work because laziness isn't a career option.

Love in a Life – Robert Browning (1812-1889)
Room after room,
I hunt the house through
We inhabit together.
Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her,
Next time, herself! -not the trouble behind her
Left in the curtain, the couch's perfume!
As she brushed it, the cornice-wreath blossomed anew, -
Yon looking-glass gleamed at the wave of her feather.
II
Yet the day wears,
And door succeeds door;
I try the fresh fortune -
Range the wide house from the wing to the centre.
Still the same chance! she goes out as I enter.
Spend my whole day in the quest, -who cares?
But 'tis twilight, you see, -with such suites to explore,
Such closets to search, such alcoves to importune!


What a lovely poem. This is from my first seminar. And as I'm struggling to write 800 words of UTTER SHITE, I thought I'd share this with you.

BUT.... What I don't understand is, in the poem Browning blatantly just wants to nail his wife.

He's HUNTING HER DOWN. Chasing her through the house.

Cool. I'm down with that. Kinky bastard!

BUT AFTER DOING MY RESEARCH INTO HIS LIFE, I'm reading his wife's an invalid.

DISCUSS.

No seriously, she must be a nifty little mover in that wheelchair of hers.

1 comment:

Anthony said...

I have nothing to add to the discussion but any work using the word alcoves gets my approval.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=378891282115

Oh,and surely in this day and age it's "differently-abled person" or some such.

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