Friday, March 27, 2015

The Day Boy and the Night Girl

“She would wonder what had hurt her when she found her face wet with tears, and then would wonder how she could have been hurt without knowing it.”
--from The Day Boy and the Night Girl by George MacDonald

Saturday, July 27, 2013

On some such night

On some such night as this she remembered promising to herself to live as brave and noble a life as any heroine she ever read or heard of in romance, a life sans peur et sans reproche; it had seemed to her then that she had only to will, and such a life would be accomplished. And now she had learnt that not only to will, but also to pray, was a necessary condition in the truly heroic. Trusting to herself, she had fallen.
--Elizabeth Gaskell

Monday, June 24, 2013

Now the moon

Slowly, silently, now the moon

Walks the night in her silver shoon.

--Walter de la Mare

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Friend

When twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star, remember that you have a friend, though she may wander far.


Monday, November 5, 2012


Long ago and far away,
I knew you were, 
But where?
Then one day you were there--
My long-lost friend returned.
Or so it seemed--though now
I think I dreamed it all.
I looked for you and you were gone,
But where?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Old October

All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.
~Thomas Wolfe

Sunday, July 22, 2012


"The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night."
--Amelia Earhart