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.