I am whatever beast inhabits me.
–Charles Simic, “Sleep”
Well, as you may have heard, Charles Simic was just selected as the next Poet Laureate of the U.S. I attended a Simic reading two years ago and blogged about it here. (And despite the jesting tone of the piece, I really did enjoy it thoroughly.)
Three blog posts from the last three days (August 1-3) struck me as more than a little Simician, if that’s a word. Each concerns a possible revelation, treated with bermused skepticism. Together, they gave me the push I needed to resume my links blog, Smorgasblog (see topbar link, or sidebar of home page). I’m keeping my fingers crossed that our tenuous DSL connection holds.
Had anyone grown fond of the automatically generated list of post titles from my blogroll feed? I’m wary of letting the sidebar get too long, but I can put that back in if people were using it.