February 7, 2013

Of the Day (2/7/13)

The Amazing Sassy
The Amazing Sassy - Babysitter

Op-ed: Young, Queer, and Homeless by Hannah Le
Boy Scouts board earns merit badge for BS by Mark Segal
(Almost) Nobody Is Serious About the Deficit by Kevin Drum

Historical Queer Poetry
The Sleeper in the Valley by Arthur Rimbaud.

It is a green hollow where a stream gurgles,
Crazily catching silver rags of itself on the grasses;
Where the sun shines from the proud mountain:
It is a little valley bubbling over with light.

A young soldier, open-mouthed, bare-headed,
With the nape of his neck bathed in cool blue cresses,
Sleeps; he is stretched out on the grass, under the sky,
Pale on his green bed where the light falls like rain.

His feet in the yellow flags, he lies sleeping. Smiling as
A sick child might smile, he is having a nap:
Cradle him warmly, Nature: he is cold.

No odour makes his nostrils quiver;
He sleeps in the sun, his hand on his breast
At peace. There are two red holes in his right side.

Original French Version

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