Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday September 22, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:20 PM
Gates of Hell

(continued from the birthday
this year of Pope Benedict XVI)

"'I took a course in modern poetry when I was back at the university,' he began. 'We read six authors– Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Crane, Stevens, and Gallinger– and on the last day of the semester, when the prof was feeling a little rhetorical, he said, "These six names are written on the century, and all the gates of criticism and Hell shall not prevail against them.''"

— "A Rose for Ecclesiastes,"
a 1963 story by Roger Zelazny

The last poet of the six is fictional.
The name "Zelazny" might be
subsituted for "Gallinger."
It won't happen, but
I wouldn't mind if it did.

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