Sunday, August 13, 2006

shakespeare+basho: love's labour's lost+persistence

Moth. [Aside to COSTARD.] They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

Costard: O! they have lived long on the almsbasket of words. I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word; for thou art not so long by the head as honorificabilitudinitatibus.

Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V. Scene I
William Shakespeare (1564–1616)


Koe ni mina
naki-shimaute ya

[Did it yell
till it became all voice?

Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

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