52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

THE news

I don't mean to ignore the tragedy of the violence in Beirut, France, Iraq, Turkey, Nigeria, Syria, and elsewhere (just in the past two weeks), but how is this not the news people are [also] talking about?

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Semantic satiation

I learned a new phrase, "semantic satiation." It's that thing when you repeat a word or phrase to the point where that word or phrase loses its meaning; it's just sound. To use it in a sentence: "Ron Padgett's sonnet 'Nothing in That Drawer' induces in the reader semantic satiation"