Saturday, December 12, 2009

Homer, Frost and friends

The first time I watched the movie In Her Shoes was the first time I heard the name E E Cummings ..... And I fell in love with it - or was it Cameron Diaz. Im not too sure.

And it was through The Reader that I was exposed to Homer and The Odyssey: "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy."

The only Robert Frost I knew was the one I read while reading Paulo Coelho's Like the Flowing River :

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Sappho, Dante, Milton, Seamus Heaney, D H Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Rita Dove and the list goes one (at least 25 other names) - and this is only the poetry section of Introduction to Creative Writing. For the prose section of the elective, Franz Kafka and Gabriel Garcia Marquez are the only two familiar names. I have no idea who's Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, George Moore and friends. Oh, and I cannot differentiate a prose from a poem and last i heard, there's such a thing as a poetic prose.

Enrolling myself into an elective potentially filled with a sea of Lit students doing a Minor in Creative Writing is akin to a failed suicide attempt. But should one be afraid of committing suicide just because of the 0.00001% chance of it becoming failed suicide attempt?

haha! I don't think so.

And no, I'm not advocating suicide. And yes, if you're feeling suicidal, please talk to me.


TheHoopoe said...

These were all covered in The blog! Many gems in there waiting to be discovered.

marzuki said...

I know!

TheHoopoe said...

And I think the owner of The Blog, despite most of the contents being quoted from somewhere else, yet again through his compilation and exquisite taste on life, has shown what a true gem he is - only to be savored and discovered bit by bit :)

marzuki said...

Hey I thought Ive already apologized and taken back my comments regarding cutting and pasting stuffs from all over?!

Ive gotta admit Im kinda doing that too - and I've got a 20 year headstart! Scary but I wonder what's in store for me down the long winding road.

Should I take the one less travelled a la Robert Frost? heh.

TheHoopoe said...

and it has made all the difference....