The Achievements of Capitalism: The curtain wall Artificial rain Rockefeller Center Canals Mystification From “The Rise of Capitalism” by Donald Barthelme, which you can read in full here. (Or in Sixty Stories, a perfect book).
“Election Day,” William Carlos Williams: Warm sun, quiet air an old man sits in the doorway of a broken house— boards for windows plaster falling from between the stones and strokes the head of a spotted dog
And she forgot the stars, the moon, and sun, And she forgot the blue above the trees, And she forgot the dells where waters run, And she forgot the chilly autumn breeze; She had no knowledge when the day was done, And the new… Read More
From Cave Birds: An Alchemical Cave Drama. Poems by Ted Hughes, illustrations by Leonard Baskin.