I don't necessarily agree that words should last through the ages--
Not because they're not meaningful,
Not because they are falsely representative of
Threatened by extinction.
Words deserve to be rare.
And they should even die.
I think it is practical that when a young person needs a word,
Meadow or cupola
He should have to borrow it from another universe.
This language we speak should be seen as a river
Bending out of sight.
The very course of things seems to say,
I don't know where I am going.
I don't know where I'm taking you.
He should, at a sound, and when asked, say the two words
As if he had never been born.
Eclipse Special:: Ben Sher on The Watcher in the Woods (1980) - I was lying on my parents’ bed alone watching TV on a babysitter night. It’s funny how, especially when you’re young, you don’t know when a movie is sudden...
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