Monday, 27 February 2017

creep rate

creep (sometimes called cold flow) is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Mourning Fields

In the Aeneid, the 'Mourning Fields' was a section of the underworld reserved for souls who wasted their lives for unrequited love.

Thursday, 2 February 2017


I came back from the funeral and crawled
around the apartment, crying hard,
searching for my wife’s hair.
For two months got them from the drain,
from the vacuum cleaner, under the refrigerator,
and off the clothes in the closet.
But after other Japanese women came,
there was no way to be sure which were
hers, and I stopped. A year later,
repotting Michiko’s avocado, I find
a long black hair tangled in the dirt.

'Married' Jack Gilbert