There is no punctuation mark for genuine surprise. If there was, I would be using it now. This morning I was leafing through a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins only to find some verse penned by Mr Dawkins himself. Along side it he also quotes Rudyard Kipling’s Harp Song of the Dane Women.
I don’t really want to get into my personal opinion on Dawkins, suffice to say I neither accord him the god like, or devil in disguise status that others appear to. The book I found it in is The Ancestor’s Tale, a volume on evolution.
This week I have also been listening to a radio documentary on Mahmoud Darwish, the foremost Palestinian poet.