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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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July 28, 2013

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We Anglos couldn't do the first haiku; chips for us are crisps. The word incorporates (perhaps suggests) a diminuendo, the worrying thought that the line is incomplete even though it isn't. Chips chops it off, containing the poetry. I should never stray into territories I wot not of.

I ache vicariously for your back. Dearly beloved VR has ached now for decades and I know this is all I can do. But I have a mission and you know what it is. I want to read that book. Will pay to do so even though the transatlantic pound/dollar exchange rate rapaciously equates the two forms of currency. It is my job to nag. Consider yourself nagged.

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