Tag Archives: Lord Tennyson

To the Lighthouses

“She saw the light again. With some irony in her interrogation, for when one woke at all, one’s relations changed, she looked at the steady light, the pitiless, the remorseless, which was so much her, yet so little her, which … Continue reading

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No Lapse of Moons

Winnie-the-Pooh and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Among a plethora of poets, these two stand out in framing what the “bear of very little brain”–and so much heart–understood as the exquisitely lacerating inseparability of love and grief once the one we love … Continue reading

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Twinkle, Sparkle, Shimmer

Twinkle: it’s as much about dark as light. A visible twinkle always has a counterpart–a yin to its yang, eyes closed and opened. Unlike a sparkle, a shimmer, or a beacon, a twinkle is an on-and-off illumination.  Its hallmark is that, … Continue reading

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