Me you fly

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Alright, here's a trivia quiz for all you fine readers of my blog out there in the real world. Please read the following quotation carefully and give it a good think:

You reckon ill who leave me out
When me you fly I am the wings.

The million dollar question is: who wrote it and where does it come from? For those interested in making some good old extra bonus points, give me a good interpretation. Good luck.


Don't know if this is the original, but I've heard William S. "Uncle Bill" Burroughs say it on Bill Laswell's "Road to the Western Lands"

Beats me what the heck he's talking about, but in context it might be the human soul.


You might want to check out the book by the same name (The Western Lands), not that you would understand it any better. Still, it is a good read.

actually, you might both want to start with emerson on this. following, this quote again appears in "the sea and the jungle" by tomlinson in 1812.
in "the western lands," many of burrough's snippets are not his own (though masterfully employed), especially those separated (indented, italicized, etc.) from the text.

any interpretations or additional knowledge is welcome to my inbox.

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