Sunday, May 13, 2007

the indulgence of appetites

a found poem

Pleasure is a beautiful word.

That s in the middle
like the z in azure
gives a little thrill to the mouth

The meaning in the noun alone
runs 26 pages in the O.E.D.

including the indulgence of appetites
to take one’s pleasure
a lazily elegant way of saying

Pleasure is a beautiful word.

Found in At the Pleasure, this Sunday's On Language column by William Saffire in the New York Times Magazine.

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