Sad sound (crimps from E.B.White)

normal fears uneasy about practically everything uncertainty of future transitoriness of life frailty of body sadness of afternoon distant challenge of love and sex far from problem of livelihood   in crowd but felt lonely and removed uneasiness sober and absteminous life’s ladder sad sound of piano being tuned   public television idea of excellence(…)


Young men kneeling (pinched from Thomas Mann)

the public, the people watery eyes nothing was wanting over the trees stood forgotten the spherical jar of chloroform young men kneeling his blanched nose visibly constricted neither a miser nor a hypochondriac less ideologically hampered in half-profile the lonely and domineering man no blame attaches   stunted, useless behind a cordon salt and silver(…)