Quote of the Morning

And indeed there will be time
For the yellow smoke that slides along the street,
Rubbing its back upon the window-panes;
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.

— T. S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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6 Responses to Quote of the Morning

  1. the_zeitzev says:

    I think, Kevin, you should have been a pair of ragged claws.

  2. moonfl0wer says:

    i was just thinking something similar. ow.

    this is one of my favourite poems, though. thanks, kev, for spreading a little beauty…

  3. alchemist says:

    Do I Dare
    Disturb the Universe?

  4. alchemist says:

    Eliot made me fall in love with modern poetry. Prufrock was the introduction. From Eliot I discovered Frost, and from there, their contemporaries.

    Lately I’ve been interested in Billy Collins, who writes some very, very good stuff. But I always come back to Prufrock.

    Do I dare to eat a peach?

  5. apathychild says:

    Didja know my employer published a lot of early Billy Collins? Or that he’s pretty much singlehandedly responsible for our continued solvency as a business? Picnic, Lightning may be our biggest seller. (Now, if I can just rig it so I get your name in the Christmas gift exchange… ;) )

  6. alchemist says:

    Actually, yes, I did notice the Publisher tag but wasn’t going to ask for favors or anything *grin*.

    If you havent’ taken the time, listen to the Audiobook of “The Best Cigarette” – One of my favorites.

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