“There are less Wikipedia articles on women poets than pornographic actresses.” The above quotation is derived from Wikipedia’s Women Problem written by James Gleick at the New York Review of Books made during this last week. It interests me as it is embedded in article about the sub-categorisation of American women novelists, an ongoing row […]
Fable When I look back I seem to remember singing. Yet it was always silent in that long warm room. Impenetrable, those walls, we thought, Dark with ancient shields. The light Shone on the head of a girl or young limbs Spread carelessly. And the low voices Rose in the silence and were lost as […]
Flaxman by Margaret Fuller. We deemed the secret lost, the spirit gone, Which spake in Greek simplicity of thought, And in forms of gods and heroes wrought Eternal beauty from the sculptured stone,- A higher charm than modern culture won With all the wealth of metaphysic won With all the wealth of metaphysic lore, Gifted […]
In the Storm of Roses Wherever we turn in the storm of roses, the night is lit up by thorns, and the thunder of leaves, once so quiet within the bushes, rumbling at our heels. Source: In the Storm of Roses (translator unknown) by Ingeborg Bachmann.