"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

There are no words...

... except, perhaps, those of Miss Bishop:

 "This is a world of books gone flat.
 This is a Jew in a newspaper hat
 that dances weeping down the ward
 over the creaking sea of board
 of the batty sailor that winds his watch
 that tells the time of the busy man
that lies in the house of Bedlam."

Here is Devin Leonard's account of his recent visit to Saint Elizabeth's:

"Homeland Security's Future Home: A Former Mental Hospital"

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