Friday, August 5, 2011

Hasbrouck Revisited


Owing to the wonders of “social media,” this old entry has been making the rounds lately. Phelps Putnam’s “Hasbrouck and the Rose” is a delightful poem.

And I repeat: For artificial flowers, there must be artificial hummingbirds.

In other news, early yesterday morning, an unknown bicycle rider was seen riding
off with what he thought was our newspaper, but which turned out to be the cheap advertiser that’s dumped on our sidewalk once a week. Not that there’s much difference.


4 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

i guess there has got to be something for everything;) very similar to this is the fate of the bicycle rider;)

William Michaelian said...

Quite right. Yes to your winking typographical smile.

Paul L. Martin said...

I'm shocked someone tried to steal a newspaper! Why steal something you can get for free on the internet? At least that's what those who do not recognize the value of insightful, long form journalism say. And as for the thief, imagine his chagrin upon arriving home from his criminal mischief only to find instead of throughtful reporting about the debt and America's financial collapse, he has only a handful of carwash coupons. Ahh, the suffering of this life...

William Michaelian said...

Paul, do I detect a hint of sarcasm in your response? Because I’m sure there were pizza coupons as well. At least there were in the snoozepaper he left behind.