Saturday, April 8, 2006

Property Poetry

Yosemitemeadow Here’s a nice topic for a Saturday afternoon in spring.  Over at verysheik, Oday Imad abd al-Jabbar Salim al-Ayoubi, a Detroit law student, posted Robert Duncan’s poem “Often I am Permitted to Return to a Meadow.”  He was inspired to post the poem by attending property class, which he reports has “thoroughly deromanticize[d] any Wordworthian notions I had about land.”  Ah, take heart.  The tools we learn in property can help people improve their surroundings and their lives.  But it does sounds as thought it’s that time to wheel out the old lecture on images of property in landscape art.  Or at least to think about the Beatles and property law.

Thanks to our friends over at for providing the public domain image of the Yosemite meadow.

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Thank you for the plug! Actually, I enjoy Property, and my professor is one of the best I have ever had.

It's just that, all the talk of easements and assignments can mute much of the luster of a Frost or Wordsworth poem.

As an aspiring environmental lawyer, I realize the positive impact of Property law. I agree wholeheartedly, though, that more lectures about images of property in landscape art are needed!!

Posted by: Oday | Apr 17, 2006 1:09:30 PM

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