The Vale of Soul-Making
the last cigarettes are smoked, the loaves are sliced,
and lest this be taken for wry sorrow,
drown the spider in wine.
you are much more than simply dead: 44 more words
5 hours, 19 minutes ago
The English Listening Stream
Listen to an excerpt from Zero K by Don DeLillo, read by Thomas Sadoski.
Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. 198 more words
7 hours, 18 minutes ago
Attachments are of great seriousness. Choose your attachments carefully. Choose your temple of fanaticism with great care. What you wish to sing of as tragic love is an attachment not carefully chosen. 45 more words
8 hours, 31 minutes ago
That was when our love began for me, though late,
the way a flock of darkness settles over your shoulders.
I remember the muted reflections that smudged the water… 46 more words
9 hours, 52 minutes ago
American Literature can be defined in a multitude of ways. Maybe you define it as a branch of English literature that happened to originate in the United States. 301 more words
1 day, 2 hours ago
What if the heart does not pale as the body wanes,
but is like the sun that blazes hotter each day
on these immense, perishing fields? 43 more words
1 day, 8 hours ago
Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. 54 more words