more distant and more solemn

      Here are some lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men”:   Eyes I dare not meet in dreams In death’s dream kingdom These do not appear: There, the eyes are Sunlight on a broken column There, is a tree swinging And voices are In the wind’s singing More distant and moreContinue reading “more distant and more solemn”

Do Not Die Out, Fire.

Here’s a poem from     Czeslaw Milosz : Winter   The pungent smells of a California winter, Grayness and rosiness, an almost transparent full moon. I add logs to the fire, I drink and I ponder. “In Ilawa,” the news item said, “at age 70 Died Aleksander Rymkiewicz, poet.” He was the youngest in our group.Continue reading “Do Not Die Out, Fire.”

Chasing after some finer day

Anticipation –  digital art  by lauren goia A song from my youth: Anticipation     by Carly Simon   We can never know about the days to come But we think about them anyway, And I wonder if I’m really with you now Or just chasin’ after some finer day     Anticipation, anticipation Is makin’ meContinue reading “Chasing after some finer day”

The ostentatious Mr. Collins

No one does characterization better than the British novelist Jane Austen: At length the Parsonage was discernible. The garden sloping to the road, the house standing in it, the green pales, and the laurel hedge, everything declared they were arriving. Mr. Collins and Charlotte appeared at the door, and the carriage stopped at the smallContinue reading “The ostentatious Mr. Collins”

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