a fool in the forest

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  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the
        forest,
    A motley fool; a miserable world!
    As I do live by food, I met a fool
    Who laid him down and bask'd him
        in the sun,
    And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good
        terms,
    In good set terms and yet a motley
        fool.

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

    L'homme y passe à travers des
        forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards
        familiers.

    Les Fleurs du Mal,
    “Correspondances”

    [T]here is almost no subject-matter, and what little one can disentangle is foolish....
    One would call the style verbose, except that by definition verbosity is the use of words in excess of the occasion, and there seems to be no occasion.

    Yvor Winters,
    Forms of Discovery, Ch. 7


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    September 26, 2011

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    Susan Scheid

    25/16! Jeez! Though I see that you researched for this point (BTW, when did you find time to do that?), you had to have studied music at some point, no? Listening to the first & sixth movements of Arcadiana on Spotify (the rest didn't come up in my search). Lovely stuff. Not sorry to have missed the head-in-a-turbine thing, though you do describe it with diplomacy and panache.

    George, this is a wonderful series. I'm astounded at how you've put it all together in such a short time, without a single resort to "perky" anywhere. Swed, move over. George is here, and he does it better. Anyway, that's my view on reading this wonderful series. Thanks for taking me there!

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