And why should I not form my speculation, And hold up to the sun my little taper? -- Byron, Don Juan, Canto 12, XXI
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The skirts of the dying year
"I suggest for the goats ...
stalls sheltered from wind, facing the winter sun,
... at the time when cold Aquarius is setting
and asperges [sic? "asperses" ? -- to sprinkle holy water on]
the skirts of the dying year."