DPF/Ryan

For the give and take between reality and dreams. In this poem, she is a mime, and it is an imagined glass. #amazonlink to The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (p.54). 


from "How Successful Can She Afford to Be?" / by Kay Ryan 


Would she be glad
if it left a ring,
if she could 
add to the manifest,
passing a thing
out of the dream?




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DPF/Jackson

For a favorite literary day, from Shirley Jackson’s short story originally published June 18, 1948 in The New Yorker. #amazonlink to Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories https://amzn.to/3HYGsqd





from “The Lottery” / by Shirley Jackson

The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.


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