American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Passage · Poetry

Katherine Larson

There are days that walk through me and I cannot hold them. So I fall in love with the man in the moon. He makes the tide uncover me. Then takes off his glasses and explains, ‘I’ve brought you this gift: the starkness of my hands and the crater of my mouth.’ — Katherine Larson,… Continue reading Katherine Larson

Rate this:

American Culture · American Literature · Black Comedy · Buddhism · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Parody · Passage · Poetry · Postmodernism · Satire · Zen

Richard Brautigan

There are so many better things for you than to see your feelings sold as magic lanterns to somebody whose body casts no light. — Richard Brautigan, from “Love’s Not the Way to Treat a Friend,” Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt. (Delacorte Pr, January 1, 1979)

Rate this:

American Culture · American Literature · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Online Anthology · Online Magazine · Periodical · Poetry

Mary Rose O’Reilley

When he uncovers fiddleheads by the spring, why does he always think of that first sight of her thigh in the peach-colored dress, of his hand’s searching moss with its red-gold stamens, the spring in that arid landscape like something from Canaan under his tongue? — Mary Rose O’Reilley, from “The Abandoned Farm,” Poetry (2007)

Rate this: