"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly, English Literary Critic (1903--1974) I do not write a great deal of poetry, but there are times when poetry, or my feeble attempt to write it, soothes my “savage soul.” And that is the … Continue reading Having No Public
My dear Cassandra, Your letter came quite as soon as I expected, and so your letters will always do, because I have made it a rule not to expect them till they come, in which I think I consult the ease of us both— wrote Jane Austen to her sister in 1798, revealing the author’s … Continue reading Yours Affectionately, J.A.
I have long admired the poetry of Robert Frost; in fact, one of his poems, in particular, is a favorite of mine. No, it's not "The Road Not Taken" or "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," though both certainly have their merits, but rather is "Mending Wall." I admit that Frost is often a … Continue reading Behind His Father’s Saying