But this passage is definitely my favorite from the book, which is of real ancient writings. I've never been happier to purchase a text book for a class and read it. It describes the end of the Battle of Thermopylae where the Spartans meet death (like 300 except real). Check out the quote toward the end by Dieneces about fighting in the shade. It's a true quote that also provided some great comic relief when it was used in the movie.
This haiku was taken from my poetry book. Great class, but the two-hour aspect of it- not so much. Way too long to talk about only Keats and Plath. Not to mention quite depressing. Speaking of depressing, as soon as I read this haiku, I got goosebumps. It's incredible how three little lines can make you feel. Go on, read it. Tell me how it makes you feel.
Finally, I've been meaning to attempt to draw this shot from the April 2010 issue of Interview, but just never got around to it. Someday. I'm hoping that the constant reminder of my failure to complete the drawing as it's slapped up on my wall will procure the process. Obviously this is Freja Beha Erichsen- AKA The Shit.
I'd love to get some more ideas for the wall...anybody have a favorite poem? fashion spread?