What on earth for
Asked Auden at someone’s country home.
Cardinal Spellman of New York once sent Pope Pius X11 a Cadillac automobile with solid gold handles.
Eight miles of books
What time was it forty five minutes before the beginning of time?
Why should we honor those who die on the field of battle, a man may show as reckless a courage in entering the abyss of himself.
And I say, let me listen, live, to the Conga Kings, once a week, every week, and there would be no abyss. Kings like I heard on Saturday night. Hands fluttering, flying, banging, skittering across the skins of drums, driving me to tears, to shouts. Joy, joy, joy. Visible and irresistible.