Monday, September 22, 2008

Metaphor of the Week

"Rhymes properly used are the good servants whose presence gives the dinner table a sense of opulent security; they are never awkward, they hand the dishes silently and professionally. You can trust them not to interrupt the conversation of the table or allow their personal disagreements to come to the notice of the guests; but some of them are getting very old for their work."

— Robert Graves, On English Poetry, 89-90