Manhattan grows silent on Sunday mornings
and your name massages the insides of my chest.
(And I think of your smile.)
I don’t mind the cold anymore, 18 more words
For to know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know his mind.
Happy 59th birthday, Geraldine Brooks! The Australian-born novelist is best known for March, which imagines the wartime service of the March sisters’ father in Little Women.