Tag: romance

The Second Isolde

I hired the best musicians to beautify the background through dinner meals or as we sat at the fire, and I played the violin, taught by a traveling magician. I learned the songs of my people and of his also. I had a voice…

To Embrace Her Slippers

“Will did not know what to say, since it would not be useful for him to embrace her slippers, and tell her that he would die for her . . . it was clear that she required nothing of the sort. . .” –Middlemarch,…

Love Quatrains, Love Poetry & Its Opposite

I am making some cards and card booklets for Valentine’s Day for my sister’s shop. So I have been composing little love poems to put in them. It’s a bit hard to write a love poem nowadays. Everything has been said. Or has it?

Seasoning

It was in that time Of the reddening leaf, The dot-matrix dance of the grackle, Sun fade and found hours, That we met,

The First Exhibit

I have completed my first exhibit in the museum. It is called Marginalia—and it was inspired by Billy Collins’ poem of the same name and made possible by a 1928 textbook called Selections from English Literature. This textbook, which I bought in a Salvation…

Morgana’s Instructions

You don’t need to love the old man. Just move his boots out of the way so neither of you trip over them. Ask the cook to send the boy out to find the leeks he likes the best. Move the curtain on the…