Goodbye, Summer.

Sea Song

“Sea Song” by Norah Mary Holland (1876-1925); Gwyneth Van Anden Walker, Composer

I will go down to the sea again, to the waste of waters, wild and wide;
I am tired–so tired–of hill and plain and the dull tame face of the country-side.

I will go out across the bar, with a swoop like the flight of a sea-bird’s wings,
To where the winds and the waters are, with their multitudinous thunderings.

My prow shall furrow the whitening sea, out into the teeth of the lashing wind,
Where a thousand billows snarl and flee and break in a smother of foam behind.

O strong and terrible Mother Sea, let me lie once more on your cool white breast,
Your winds have blown through the heart of me and called me back from the land’s dull rest.

For night by night they blow through my sleep, the voice of waves through my slumber rings,
I feel the spell of the steadfast deep; I hear its tramplings and triumphings.

And at last when my hours of life are sped let them make me no grave by hill or plain,
Thy waves, O Mother, shall guard my head; I will go down to my sea again.

World War I trench poetry remembered in comics anthology

“The Question” by William Wilson Gibson looks at a soldier who wonders about the fate of a farm cow back on the homefront.(Photo: First Second Books)

(via World War I trench poetry remembered in comics anthology)

Trench poetry from World War I gave soldiers a way to express the dreams and nightmares of being on the front and caught in the drama of the battlefield.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 12:08 p.m. EST February 17, 2014

‘Above the Dreamless Dead’ gives graphic life to the whimsy and horror of being on the frontlines.

Out Sep. 23 from First Second Books, the anthology Above the Dreamless Dead collects several comic-book adaptations of these poems and brings them to life a century later.

There is no greater recognition of literary achievement and flower bestowment than the moving of the toothbrush. (No word on the dental floss, at this point.)

(From Examiner.com)

Amber made her man chase, letting him pen original poetry that accompanied the daily flower delivery from Johnny Depp. Unnamed sources have explained the rebound romance:

“They both love literature and the way he tried to win her back totally worked. Once they flew to his island in the Bahamas for a romantic break a couple of weeks ago, they were back on as a couple.

“She has now moved her toothbrush back into Johnny’s LA mansion…”

Still No New Pynchon Photo, but Here’s Emily Dickinson – NYTimes.com

Still No New Pynchon Photo, but Here’s Emily Dickinson – NYTimes.com

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