Saturday, November 30, 2019

Quote of the Day (Rachel Hadas, on ‘Love and Dread’)

“A desiccated daffodil. 
A pigeon cooing on the sill.
The old cat lives on love and water.
Your mother’s balanced by your daughter:
one faces death, one will give birth.
The fulcrum is our life on earth,
beginning, ending in a bed.
We have to marry love and dread.” —American poet, teacher, essayist, and translator Rachel Hadas, “Love and Dread,” The New Yorker, Nov. 18, 2019

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