Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 1, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Morning Special in April: Prelude by e.e. cummings

Prelude by e.e. cummings into the strenuous briefness Life: handorgans and April darkness,friends i charge laughing. Into the hair-thin tints of yellow dawn, into the women-coloured twilight i smilingly glide.      I into the big vermilion departure swim,sayingly; (Do you think?)the i do,world is probably made of roses & hello: (of solongs and,ashes)   *     *     * Oh dear. Yeah, …

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June 21, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

maggie and millie and molly and may

In honor of yesterday’s Summer Solstice, I give you today’s Bacon: one of the loveliest poems ever, by e.e. cummings… maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach(to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; and molly was chased by …

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