Hi, folks! This is post 3 of Deal me In. For more about this project & my previous posts on it, go here: Reading Plans | Weeks 1 | 2 | 3… Read more “Even after her head was struck off she behaved so beautifully”
Mary de Morgan (Mary Auguste De Morgan, 24 February 1850 – 18 May 1907) was an English writer. She was born to a family of intellectuals: her… Read more “Mary de Morgan”
Four poems by Alfonsina Storni: one from the anthology Nine Latin American Poets, ed. and tr. Rachel Benson (1968); two from the collection Alfonsina Storni: Selected Poems,… Read more “But leave me the machine of blue colors”
“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.