Three Links: Living Between the Forgetting & Remembering

(1) It’s “funny,” isn’t it, how the most sobering of thoughts is often the very one most apt to send us rummaging for the closest intoxicant at hand?

Having said that, Charles Simic is always a joy. Choose for yourself whether his "Portable Hell" is a prose-poem, editorial-poem, or poem-poem. (via NYRBlog)




 (2) Philip Larkin's haunted commemoration of the First World War rings true still today.



(3) Who hasn’t awoken late at night — or possibly midday — and thought to themselves — or possibly out loud to nobody — there really should be — or possibly there is already — a Tumblr of Samuel Beckett Motivational Cat Posters?