WHY LOVE FAILS: MORE EPIGRAMS FROM SCARRIET

 

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1. Why love fails. You like me? You must be stupid. You love me?? You must be really stupid! I can’t possibly love you. You hate me? What discernment! What wisdom! Come here! I love you! I love you!

2. What you should do during the national anthem. A guide. Stand in awe. Sit in protest. Hand on heart in respect. Kneel in confusion. Prostrate in love. Stand on your head means you would like a visa. Hand on head in spoof. Fetal position if you are simply not feeling well. Talking aloud if you’re crazy.

3. Sometimes I meet someone who looks smarter than I am, but I’m always disappointed. Sometimes I meet someone who is better looking than I am and I am always disappointed, too.

4. Life is not fair. The male is happy, even when he kills or is being murdered. The female is sad, even when she is making love.

5. In evolution, what is evolving, and why? Sharp teeth evolve. No, sharp teeth don’t evolve. What really evolves? Breeding. Roaches and rabbits evolve. But do they? What truly evolves? And why? Do we know?

6. Out Damn Scandal. Hillary supporters call other people stupid. It boggles. The ultimate irony. Or maybe not.

7. What keeps life alive? Lack of death. What keeps death alive? Lack of logic.

8. All art is nothing but this: the dead living.

9. Only one thing dies and is born. Love.

10. Argument lives forever.

11. The greatest artist tends to be the male who moves towards female sensibility without being homosexual. If you have no art whatsoever, you will probably be a female who moves towards male sensibility without becoming homosexual.

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. noochinator said,

    September 10, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    “You like me? You must be stupid. You love me?? You must be really stupid! I can’t possibly love you. You hate me? What discernment! What wisdom! Come here! I love you! I love you!”

    So true — and so sad…. I think the best solution for two people in love is not to live together, even if (especially if?) they marry — living with someone is the quickest way to turn one’s affection into hatred. Quentin Crisp was right, everyone should live alone — but people will always share living quarters b/c it’s cheaper to do so….

  2. Desdi said,

    September 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I’m afraid this is “list poetry”…

    • noochinator said,

      September 10, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      And this is “Liszt poetry”!

    • thomasbrady said,

      September 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      These are epigrams. It’s not poetry.

      • Mr. Woo said,

        September 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        I object!

      • Desdi said,

        September 12, 2016 at 12:54 am

        OK fine. Just as long as they aren’t pithy philosophical musings. We can’t have any of that. I’m sorry I thought it was List Poetry. I was clearly in the wrong on that one, Mr. B.

        • thomasbrady said,

          September 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm

          Thanks, Desdi. It’s all just cafe chatter in the end. 😉


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