Reading Vacation!

I am on vacation this week, and so is my blog. (Its first vacation ever!) I’ll resume posting on November 1. If all goes well, at some point during November, the blog will migrate to my website URL as part of the website reorganization. I’ll put pointers here for a bit after that happens, so […]

"Only a Boche," Robert Service

Only a Boche We brought him in from between the lines: we’d better have let him lie;For what’s the use of risking one’s skin for a tyke that’s going to die?What’s the use of tearing him loose under a gruelling fire,When he’s shot in the head, and worse than dead, and all messed up on […]

e.e. cummings, somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyondany experience,your eyes have their silence:in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,or which i cannot touch because they are too near your slightest look will easily unclose methough i have closed myself as fingers,you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose […]