How beautiful you must be to have been able to lead me this far with only the sound of your going away. — W.S. Merwin, “The Moon Before Morning,” The Moon Before Morning. (Copper Canyon Press, December 1, 2015) Advertisements
A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. — Henry David Thoreau, Walden. (Princeton University Press; 150th Anniversary edition with a New introduction by John Updike edition April 18, 2004) Originally published 1854.
Fog everywhere: anxiety was a tight cold sleepless night; that’s my life I thought and felt it glide swiftly away but I wasn’t part of the ride; my life went on without me inside. — Anna Szabó, from “This Day,” Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed, edited by Margaret Jull Costa, Marilyn Hacker (Two Lines… Continue reading Anna Szabó