"Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable".The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
-L. Frank Baum―
"Never complain and never explain." -Benjamin Disraeli
The House At Pooh Corner - (1928)
"They wanted to come in after the pounds, explained Pooh, so I let them. It is the best way to write poetry, letting things come."
The Pale King -(2011) [unfinished]
"Every love story is a ghost story"
-David Foster Wallace-
A Light in the Attic -(1981)
“Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They're looking a little bit dull.
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
For the eagles and starlings and gulls
Have all been complaining they're tarnished and worn,
They say they want new ones we cannot afford.So please get your rags And your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message 'He is Dead'.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.