[lit-ideas] Rough winds do shake Muriel

  • From: Andy <mimi.erva@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 07:41:38 -0700 (PDT)

Here we go again.  I better stick to politics and while I'm at it stay away from movie reviews on climate change.  I'm thinking of Muriel Rukeyser, not Muriel Spark.  My inner paramecium can't tell one Muriel apart from another.  Quite a while ago I read Muriel *Rukeyser's* poem Conjugation of the Paramecium and I thought it was so silly and so dumb that I became forever tainted by a prejudice against all Muriels.  When doing the quotes last night I saw the name Muriel, grabbed my broad brush and painted over all her words knowing only that Muriel said them.  In the light of day, Muriel Spark's words are actually quite apt.  But here is Muriel Rukeyser's poem.  Is it me, or is this a really funny poem?  Is it even a poem?  What am I missing?



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