August 17, 2011

Fringed Gentians

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--Description: 20th C, Lowell A., Nature, Seasons--


Near where I live there is a lake
As blue as blue can be, winds make
It dance as they go blowing by.
I think it curtseys to the sky.
It's just a lake of lovely flowers
And my Mamma says they are ours;
But they are not like those we grow
To be our very own, you know.
We have a splendid garden, there
Are lots of flowers everywhere;
Roses, and pinks, and four o'clocks
And hollyhocks, and evening stocks.
Mamma lets us pick them, but never
Must we pick any gentians -- ever!
For if we carried them away
They'd die of homesickness that day.


--Did You Know:  In the post-World War II years, Lowell, like other women writers, was largely forgotten, but with the renascence of the women's movement in the 1970s, women's studies brought her back to light. According to Heywood Broun, however, Lowell personally argued against feminism.

--Word of the Day: pas de deux (pah duh DU), noun
Meaning: 1. A dance for two people.  2. A close relationship between two people or things involved in an activity.
Example: "This novel The Song Is You is a pas de deux between a young singer-songwriter and the much older man who actively, obsessively inspires her."

(Kate Christensen; Always on My Mind; The New York Times; Apr 10, 2009.)

--Quote of the Day: Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

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