Karolina Pavlova (Karolina Karlovna Pavlova – Кароли́на Ка́рловна Па́влова; born Karolina Karlovna Jaenisch, 22 July 1807 – 14 December 1893) was a Russian author. Born to a… Read more “Karolina Pavlova”
Hi, folks! The spring cleaning continues in this [blank] garden of mine! As I mentioned on my previous post, I decided to transfer some of my reading… Read more “Speak its name”
Hi, folks! I am doing a bit of spring cleaning on my blog, and decided to transfer some of my reading project pages to regular posts. A… Read more “A Century of Books”
“It is best for us to continue in the belief that Eve actually ate an apple, and immediately ruined Adam in consequence! I like this belief, too, it speaks so well for the progressive power of women.” – 26 July 1857, ‘Early journalism’, in The Morgesons and Other Writings
The sadness of others one should leave alone. It is a small garden, a fragile delicate Arcadia, one should not disturb it. – I Am the Brother of XX
About this [blank] garden
“I am younger each year at the first snow.”
– Anne Sexton, in a letter to W. D. Snodgrass, in 1958.
A Self-portrait in Letters, (2004)
This is my blank space. A white page, as good as a garden covered in snow, not yet cultivated, but with some strong Spring hidden within; something simple, clean, yet to be stained; a seed with some flower all curled up inside, first waiting, then slowly unraveling.