gershon hepner

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between grief and nothing Poem by gershon hepner


Between grief and nothing some will take grief,
but those who take nothing will surely regret
that they can’t be robbed in good time, that’s a thief,
of memories grief cannot make them forget.

In Jean-Paul Godard’s “Breathless” Patricia Clarke, whose short hair is like that of Marion Amsellem whom someone once accused of being a lesbian although, as someone said at her funeral today, “She hasn’t got a gay bone in her body, ” asks Jean-Paul Belmondo, who is lying in her hotel bedroom smoking a cigarette, of course, and trying to screw her for the third time in his life: “Do you know William Faulkner? ” “No, ” he replies. “Have you slept with him? ” “No, ” she replies, and adds, “He is a writer, and I want to read you something from “The Wild Palms.” And she reads aloud: “Between grief and nothing I will take grief.”

5/20/08

Submitted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (5/21/2008 3:48:00 AM)

    I like the H-wood version of BREATHLESS. Kaprisky has wild eye's and Gere plays the part well. (Report) Reply

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