light is fading now
in the spirit it is all
we have, and warm tonight
memories come fill within
us as the day ends
in a singing voice
that fills the void
still and soft
with the silent breath
of you my love.
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Vuong was buffeted by English long before he could use it—his family was illiterate, and he didn’t learn to read until he was eleven.www.newyorker.com|By Daniel Wenger
... unique among medieval grammatical works in that it represents the earliest vernacular tradition in Europe. Its earliest ('canonical') parts date as far back as the 7th century. In its present form, it contains much ancient material relating to the Latin and Ogham alphabets, the nature of Old Irish and Latin gender, comparison, and declension.
... that is, the elements of language, the clethchor choem (“fair palisade,” a type of poem and/or meter), the reicne roscadach (“poetic rhapsody,” another metrical genre), and laíde (a third type); that is, the teinm laída (“chewing of the pith”), imbas forosnai (“great wisdom that enlightens”), and díchetal do chennaib na tuaithe (“incantation from heads of the tribe”)".
"17th March, most over-rated bloody day of the year" muttered Crom Cruach to himself.From this fourteen word tweet flowed an instantaneous response and disposable comment on a post-modern social-media platform we are all by now seasoned hands on, but which at one time was inchoate and new.
Just as today's art world is dominated by marketing, sales, and promotion, so the object of art in the age of electronic technology will continue to be profit; and the values most typically promoted by the art world will continue to be governed by market, rather than aesthetic, formal, philosophical, or ethical, values.
The most radical characteristic of the internet as a medium is its interconnectivity. At every point receivers are also transmitters. It is a medium defined by exchange rather than delivery; the medium is interactive and dialogic rather than unidirectional or monologic.