"A commonplace book is what a provident poet cannot subsist without, for this proverbial reason, that “great wits have short memories:” and whereas, on the other hand, poets, being liars by profession, ought to have good memories; to reconcile these, a book of this sort, is in the nature of a supplemental memory, or a record of what occurs remarkable in every day’s reading or conversation." - Jonathan Swift, "A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet"

Monday, February 13, 2012

Spring Things

Rainy days

a pre-Valentine's sense of romance

bright nail polish,

adorable dresses,

sumptuous cakes,

long conversations

Jane Austen,

bright green pastures,


(Not a poem, just a list)


  1. Lists are kind of my favorite. Have you read the Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon? She's one sassy list-making ancient Japanese lady. Was. (The "ancient" is for the fact that she was alive a long time ago, and now she's dead.)

    1. I think I remember you telling me about her freshman year - and I still haven't had time to look her up! On to my to-read list it goes. thanks for the suggestion :)

    2. my lit theory prof beggggged us to read that! he didnt call it sassy tough... sassy makes me want to read it. not SASsy. just normal sassy. as much as i miss SASsy weekends these days with all those darn emails reminding me what im missing out on. and catty cat--we have so many similar favorite blogs! you might like this one too: http://inspiration.propercloth.com/ . it has some slutty models (it's made by a men's clothing designer or something) but really cool pics in general (and i kind of like the sluttiness, teehee)

    3. Had a chance to actually look through that blog this evening (teehee indeed) - yay cool pictures of pretty things!