th’ garden of constants at th’ ohio-state u

numbers_garden
near the bookstore (etcetera). i’d pass it
on my way to and from lectures sometimes.

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  1. vlorbik

    I’ve stuffed my Shelf with loads of learned Lumber,
    Like Kant, and can’t let sleeping Dogmas slumber.
    “A little Learning is a dangerous Thing”?
    Not so! A cat can look upon a King.
    If Indy Ana Jones has not the means—
    Nor Wit nor Art—to be the Pope of zines,
    The best that I can do will have to serve
    And others must decide what I deserve.

    Mike Gunderloy, in nineteen-eighty-two,
    Decided he’d begin a Zine Review.
    *And even now, in nineteen-ninety-eight,
    *His Factsheet 5 is still around, still great
    *(Though, Some would say, collapsing from its Weight).
    They usually find something nice to say,
    Or don’t condemn things outright, anyway.
    Doug Holland’s Zine World follows no such rule;
    Indeed, they’ve been accused of being cruel.
    In my opinion, Critics shouldn’t shrink
    From telling Readers what they really think:
    Forgiveness can be less Divine than Vain;
    We shouldn’t err by being too Humane.
    I’ve often Thought (but never well Expressed)
    That this is so. Yet Action is the test.
    And, as for That, quite frequently I find
    It’s easier to be a Bit too kind.
    So even if I think a Zine’s no good,
    I’ll seldom say so clearly, as I should.
    I haven’t got the nerve for Zine World’s Style
    (Although, one time, I did call Pop Smear “vile”).
    *The Reasons why aren’t very hard to see:
    *I’d like to keep on getting Zines for free
    *And do as I’d have Others do to me.
    Since Everyone knows Everyone (the World of Zines is small)
    And Nature’s major Masterpiece is being there at all,
    I must confess, quite frequently I’ve tried
    To keep from hurting anybody’s Pride.
    Here, in any Case, are some Reviews.
    I hope you like ’em. Read The Ten Page News.




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