Wednesday, April 29, 2009

TC: Greed

Slinky-toy history: life coils itself

Slowly, and then uncoils, descending the stairs

Defensive reaction by defensive

Reaction. We thought we were only here to please,

Yet as in that old painting of the peasants' feast

The banqueter represents the destroyer.

Eating is not only feeding oneself,

It is digging one's teeth into something.

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Peasants at a wedding feast:
Harmen Hals (Museum of Fine Art, Budapest)

Metal slinky
: photo by Roger McLassus, 2006

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