Friday, October 22, 2004

The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter--and the Bird is on the wing.

-Omar Khayyam (trans. Fitzgerald)

The natural inheritance of everyone who is capable of spiritual life is an unsubdued forest where the wolf howls and the obscene bird of night chatters.

-Henry James Sr. (as quoted by Donoso)

I found Melissa, washed up like a half-drowned bird, on the dreary littorals of Alexandria...
-Justine, Lawrence Durrell

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