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A History of Touch by Erin Emily Ann Vance | Book Review
My grandmother always said, Ask no questions when disposing of bodies.
Good Bones by Maggie Smith
Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative estimate, though I keep this from my children. For every…
Poem of the day: After Death by Christina Rossetti
I recently finished the Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti and this poem just reminded me of something I’d read about Lord Byron and how he treated his daughter. When I read ‘Strange Antics: A History of Seduction’ by Clement Knox (can’t find my my beautiful hardback copy which I’m annoyed by so…
Poem of the Day ~ Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon
Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon Everyone suddenly burst out singing;And I was filled with such delightAs prisoned birds must find in freedom,Winging wildly across the whiteOrchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight. Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;And beauty came like the setting sun:My heart was shaken with tears; and horrorDrifted…
Diomedes Speaks of Fame ~ Burt Porter
For some reason I’ve decided to end the year by regularly reading something on Jstor; why I picked this as a hobby is a good question because I have no idea. But here we are. But I’ve always been a big fan of the Trojan War, and at some point Diomedes was someone I really…
Poem of the Day: The Ideal by James Fenton
This is where I came from. I passed this way. This should not be shameful. Or hard to say.
Although the wind
Although the windby Izumi Shikibu Translated by Jane Hirshfield with Marino Aratani Although the winblows terribly here, the moonlight also leaks between the roof planks of this ruined house.