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F. Scott Fitzgerald

A love letter should come like a fresh stream from the heart, with no leaf on its current. —  F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Image on the Heart.” Written in in September 1935 with the working titles “Finishing School” and “A Course in Languages.” After the Saturday Evening Post apparently declined it, it was finally published in… Continue reading F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Wallace Stevens

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird I Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. II I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds. III The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime. IV A… Continue reading Wallace Stevens

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