A Series of Posts Investigating the Effects of Life VS Text

Browsing Archive: April, 2011

What’s in a Name?

Posted by Camille Dalais on Tuesday, April 26, 2011,

The concept of changing your name is like changing part of yourself some might say.

You have lived with a name for so many years and it belongs to you and you to it. Referring to popular contexts; the idea of star- crossed lovers being at war because of a name and to think of countries in a state of destruction because of the name of their religion is so sad, but reality. Ideological assumptions linked with a name are unavoidable; the word Islam, Catholic, Hitler and Budha, hold with them a...


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W.H Auden: Stop all the Clocks

Posted by Camille Dalais on Sunday, April 3, 2011,

(Image: Salvador Dali)

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public
    doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon,...


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