Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tusk And Venom-Bag

And all around her shapes, wizard and brute,
Laughing, and wailing, groveling, serpenting,
Shewing tooth, tusk, and venom-bag, and sting!
O such deformities!

- John Keats
'Endymion'

Just finished watching the Greenaway film A Zed And Two Noughts (ZOO), and somehow the lines about zebra centaur women and snails licking the sweat of bicycle seats made me think of these words from Keats. First came across them in the marvellous Marina Warner tome 'No Go The Bogeyman' and they have haunted me ever since! As no doubt that film will...

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