Off-topic request for opinion from all you literary types

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at
Tue Jan 11 04:49:04 EST 2005

Elise wrote:
>Equinoctial is an interesting,
>awkward sounding choice by the author.

Good point. I guess that's why I didn't want to translate it into anything
too obvious...

>Can someone explain this part:

>"...the child is watching the teakettle's small hard tears
>dance like mad on the hot black stove...."

I think these are just droplets spattering out of the teakettle. Maybe it
boiled over a little.

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