Category Archives: Innocence

Goodbye to All That

My heart aches to be there with him. ———GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by Joan Didion——— (1967) How many miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten— Can I get there by candlelight? Yes, and back again— If your feet are … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Fields: The Mythology of Forster’s English Landscape

The Heart of the Fields The Mythology of Forster’s English Landscape In Aspects of the Novel, E.M. Forster writes of Meredith, “What is really tragic and enduring in the scenery of England was hidden from him, and so is what … Continue reading

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Full Moon and Little Frieda (Ted Hughes)

A cool small evening shrunk to a dog bark and the clank of a bucket – And you listening. A spider’s web, tense for the dew’s touch. A pail lifted, still and brimming – mirror To tempt a first star … Continue reading

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One of my favorite passages from Huckleberry Finn

Sometimes we’d have that whole river all to ourselves for the longest time. Yonder was the banks and the islands, across the water; and maybe a spark — which was a candle in a cabin window; and sometimes on the … Continue reading

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