Saturday, August 15, 2020

Gentlemen Prefer . . .

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 PM

“What of the night
That lights and dims the stars?
Do you know, Hans Christian,
Now that you see the night?”

— The concluding lines of “Sonatina to Hans Christian,”
by Wallace Stevens (in Harmonium  (second edition, 1931))

“Never a little tea-party of white young lady foxes”
The Snow Queen , by Hans Christian Andersen

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