Nicholas Phan tagged me in a meme-inspired game. The details are as follows:
The rules of this game of tag:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
With such fun rules, who couldn't not play along?
Nearest book: "Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box—Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragment" by Elizabeth Bishop
From her unpublished and unfinished poem: "Brasil, 1959"
"Meanwhile, you've never seen
a country that's more beautiful.
—or this part of it, anyway—
The delicacy of the green hills
the new bamboos unfurl the edges
are all so soft against the pink watery skies
below, the purple Lent trees.
Shall we change politicians?"
Shall we, indeed?
Thanks, Nick. I'll post my five tags in a bit.