LIT BITS V3 #71
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 100 16:38:57 -0800
Subject: LIT BITS V3 #71
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #71
LITERARY CALENDAR Sunday, March 12 2000 Volume 03 : Number 071
154 years ago (1846),
Elizabeth Barrett writes to Robert Browning: "If it will satisfy you
that I should know you, love you, love you--when then indeed.... You
should have my soul to stand on if it could make you stand higher."
78 years ago (1922),
Jack Kerouac is born in Lowell, Massechusetts.
72 years ago (1928),
Playwright Edward Albee (_Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?_) is born
in Washington, D.C.
62 years ago (1938),
In the _New Statesman_, George Orwell assesses John Galsworthy: He
"was a bad writer, and some inner trouble, sharpening his sensitiveness,
nearly made him into a good one; his discontent healed itself, and he
reverted to type."
Never the Time and the Place
Never the time and the place
And the loved one all together!
This path--how soft to pace!
This May--what magic weather!
Where is the loved one's face?
In a dream that loved one's face meets mine,
But the house is narrow, the place is bleak
Where, outside, rain and wind combine
With a furtive ear, if I strive to speak,
With a hostile eye at my flushing cheek,
With a malice that marks each word, each sign!
O enemy sly and serpentine,
Uncoil thee from the waking man!
Do I hold the Past
Thus firm and fast
Yet doubt if the Future hold I can?
This path so soft to pace shall lead
Thro' the magic of May to herself indeed!
Or narrow if needs the house must be,
Outside are the storms and strangers: we
Oh, close, safe, warm sleep I and she,--
I and she!
© 2000 Peter Langston