Saturday, July 15, 2006

'Letter to N.Y.' by Elizabeth Bishop

Great poem over at GK's The Writer's Almanac today. The opening lines: "In your next letter I wish you'd say / where you are going and what you are doing; / how are the plays, and after the plays / what other pleasures you're pursuing ..." (If you don't listen to this segment on public radio, it's like five minutes of daily escape back to the best lit class you can remember, but taught as if with a tall glass of lemonade sitting on a porch somewhere, all writerly curiosity, no term papers to fear.)

2 comments:

AddledWriter said...

>>but taught as if with a tall glass of lemonade sitting on a porch somewhere, all writerly curiosity, no term papers to fear.)

That sounds niiiice.

None of my lit classes were like that, sadly.

Jeremy said...

Well, I meant that you recall a class and then add/subtract those things to get a feel for it. ;-)