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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

what kind of animal are you?

the reasons for my respect
remained in the sand:
the religious bird
did not need to fly,
did not need to sing,
and through its form was visible
its wild soul bled salt:
as if a vein from the bitter sea
had been broken.

Penguin, static traveler,
deliberate priest of the cold,
I salute your vertical salt
and envy your plumed pride.

Pablo Neruda
from Magellanic Penguin

7 Comments:

Blogger Dar said...

Look at us -- kindred spirits -- both quoting Neruda on our blogs!

Wed Mar 02, 04:33:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.essays.cc/free_essays/a2/svx15.shtml

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/0101/penguins2.html

http://www-old.aad.gov.au/science/AntarcticResearch/AMLR/aptenodytes/default_print.asp

Thu Mar 03, 03:20:00 PM

 
Blogger lisa said...

Where? I didn't see it.

And hey, really what kind of animal are you? Like, I am a big dumb dog - probably a St. Bernard complete with a cask of brandy on my collar. Anyone else?

Thu Mar 03, 03:56:00 PM

 
Blogger sally said...

I am probably a mutt... a dog whos bloodlines are not pedigree... so i will probably live a long time, but I am definatly a mutt. WAY to ready to let people walk all over me and push me in a corner until they need me and THEN when I am needed I will vomit love all over who ever will take it.
Yep, pound mutt.
its not all bad at least I wont get the hip dispatia of a pure bred. AND im awfully smart ... and easily bored.
mutt.

Fri Mar 04, 08:21:00 AM

 
Blogger miss nicola said...

A good friend once told me when we were younger that I was slow and graceful "like an elephant"... and I think it was supposed to be a compliment.

Fri Mar 04, 05:18:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I walk around confused about what I am supposed to be doing. I care very little about my community, and I would rather watch TV then go for a walk. I shop at walmart and buy a bowl from china made by a political prisoner so that I can save 2 dollars... I buy my coffee from a large corporate starbucks for twice as much as my bowl from walmart instead of going to a local coffee shop... I am probably a human or a cockroach...

Tue Mar 08, 08:00:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eagerly awaiting the next installment...

Sat Mar 19, 09:11:00 AM

 

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