Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Reading a few pages of my diary written in 1990, I remembered how I had been stunned by D.H.Lawrence's poem "Figs" and the movie "Women in Love" which was based on one of his novels. I saw this movie in my 20s. It's really true that a significant work of art would make us a significant human being.

The proper way to eat a fig, in society,
Is to split it in four, holding it by the stump,
And open it, so that it is a glittering, rosy, moist, honied, heavy-petalled four-petalled flower.


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