The Great “IF” / Memorable Fancies #1435

[“Why am I not frightened? Why am I thinking about you?” – Lucy Corin] I should be fearful, thinking about what you – not quite did, but almost – or said you might – and started to do... but then I was saved by the IF you uttered, the great IF that gave me lease, so that IF I ever did the IF-thing, then what you would do to me would be my doing: my decision, my power; not yours. It is some consolation.  It helps me sleep, sometimes. <END> See the author’s work at … [Read more...]

“Please Don’t!” / Memorable Fancies #1407

[“Don’t / (for)Please(tnights, ... eternal pleasedon’t; /” – e.e.cummings] I can’t forget the pleasedon’ts and then what I didanyway and how I wanted it toend except I can’t ever forget the pleasedon’ts and how it all keeps happeninganyway <END> Buy it at For Anacreon, 30 poems of love and life from the ancient Greek poet (originally published as a chapbook by Silkworms Ink).   … [Read more...]