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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…

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World War I trench poetry remembered in comics anthology

(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…

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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…

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

Still No New Pynchon Photo, but Here’s Emily Dickinson – NYTimes.com By DAVE ITZKOFF Amherst College Archives and Special Collections A daguerreotype that Amherst College says depicts Emily Dickinson (near left) with a friend, Kate Scott Turner. In her own words, Emily Dickinson said she was “small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut burr; and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass that the guest leaves.” (She also had…

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