Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Punctuation is Poetic

I had to check some punctuation usage in this grant I'm writing --since I was actually correcting my boss's sentence, I wanted to be sure I was right-- and I stumbled across this lovely description:

“Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.”

— Lewis Thomas, “Notes on Punctuation,”
The Medusa and the Snail 1979 —

1 comment:

Lauren Christopher said...

I know you used to enjoy my old blog, "vivo est precor". I've got a new one now. It's about writing, publishing, and daily life. If you're interested. :-)