Hi, folks! This is the third of a series of posts documenting my bookshelves. I thought it would be interesting to create a meme/tag for it, so… Read more “Know Thy Shelf | 03”
Hello, folks! It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! By now, you know the drill: participants post a list of 20 books on their Classics Club list. On… Read more “The Classics Spin #20”
Emily Coleman (1899–1974) was an American writer. Her mother passed away when Emily was a child, and she was sent to a boarding school. She then attended… Read more “Emily Holmes Coleman”
“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, Mariner Books (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.