Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-08

  • A thin bead curtain hangs from the walnut tree: tiny tussock moth caterpillars, curled tight as question marks, rappelling down to the road. #
  • @KrisLindbeck Thanks. Probably should have said "abseiling"—a broader term as I understand it—but figured that would've been too obscure. in reply to KrisLindbeck #
  • In the morning coolness, I glimpse a pair of Carolina wrens perched on a lilac branch, touching bills to pass some winged morsel. #
  • @I_am_Ozma Odin. Because he stole poetry from the giants and brought it to Asgard in the form of vomit. And because of Huginn and Muninn. in reply to I_am_Ozma #
  • A towhee by the springhouse sings an inverted version of his usual song. The first purple bergamot is in bloom—a court jester's absurd hat. #
  • @SteveHuff Liked your points about comedians. Kinda resembles the common perception about novelists—"I could do it if i just had the time." in reply to SteveHuff #
  • The catbird emerges from the lilac, gray as ever, and begins to scold. The cuckoo, by contrast, sounds mechanical—almost ready for a clock. #
  • "It is very much a smoking duck that walks and quacks like the Higgs."—Oliver Buchmueller. CERN badly needs a poet-in-residence. #
  • At sunrise, two bird calls I associate with early spring: blue-headed vireo and chickadee. But the breeze is warm, the sun a lurid orange. #
  • Goat's Beard, Deer-Tongue, Goggle Eyes — just a few of my more interesting neighbors. http://t.co/cCG1zdM1 #
  • In the cool of the morning, I cup my hands to my ears and listen to wind in the grass, the hum of insects, the distant moans of a dove. #
  • The truth about breasts: http://t.co/1neitLSl #
  • @RedRuby37 High praise — thanks. in reply to RedRuby37 #
  • A fawn among the wild garlic: the white tops continue in the spots of its coat. Later, a hummingbird at the beebalm: matching red throats. #