Riddles and Definitions 2

Riddles and Definitions 2 - I have never seen one fly, but...

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nds. And yet, they wake it up a tely, by tickling with a finger. e young are allowed to suffer Adults go to a punishment room a ter but nothing to eat. ck the door and suffer the noises o one is exempt ryone's pain has a different smell. t, when all the colours die, d e in pairs d about themselves -- u r, with their eyelids shut. Riddles and Definitions A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings and some are treasured for their markings-- they cause the eyes to melt or the body to shriek without pain.
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Unformatted text preview: I have never seen one fly, but sometimes they perch on the hand. Mist is when the sky is tired of flight and rests its soft machine on the ground: then the world is dim and bookish like engravings under tissue paper. Rain is when the earth is television. It has the properites of making colours darker. Model T is a room with the lock inside -- a key is turned to free the world for movement, so quick there is a film to watch for anything missed. But time is tied to the wrist or kept in a box, ticking with impatience....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course ENGLISH 196-235-20 taught by Professor Dickey during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.

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