Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Comme ça, they say,
And generally mean
It. Makes sense, so
I don't argue. Life
Has gotten considerably
Easier since abdicating
Emotion in favor
Of manners.


Blogger MsAPhillips said...

On manners, you are in good company:

"Dissembling courtesy! How fine this tyrant /
Can tickle where she wounds!"

Shakespeare, Cymbeline (Imogen at I, i)


"He was the mildest manner'd man /
That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat."

Lord Byron, Don Juan (Canto III, st. 41)

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