I remembered one of my favorite songs by Dead Can Dance ‘Anywhere Out of the World’, and came across the poem of the same name by Charles Baudelaire: Anywhere Out of the World Charles Baudelaire, “Anywhere Out of the World,” translated by Arthur Symons, [Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry](http://archive.org/details/baudelairehispro00baudiala (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919), pp. 51-53 Life is a hospital, in which every patient is possessed by the desire of changing his bed.
In regione caecorum, rex est luscus.
The title of one of my favorite songs, its history and origins: In regione caecorum, rex est luscus. In the realm of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Collecteana Adagiorum, 1500 […]How an one eyed man is Well syghted when He is amonge blynde men? John Skelton, Why Come Ye Nat To Courte, 1522 In the kingdome of blind men the one ey’d is king.
Remembering Poetry Albums
Around the end of my elementary school days and 5th and 6th grade I used to have a poetry album. It was a square textile bound hardcover book with blank pages. I used to give it to friends, relatives, teachers, people I liked and who had an impact on me. They would write a few words of poetry, wisdom, encouragement, good luck or draw something into this book and return it to me again later.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…
from Howl, Part 1 by Allen Ginsberg