"Turtle on a fencepost" (1979)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Dec 2 16:21:07 UTC 2006

This phrase has been read as a clue, a caution of another agent of action, a
sinister action, deadly for the turtle. And as an act of grace. These two, plus
the dutiful world-bearing turtle, and Yertle, and standing on the shoulders of
giants seem to indicate more than one cosmplogy.

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