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About meThere are some people who would never have fallen in love if they'd never heard that there was such a thing.
~Francois de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Sonnet
My own heart let me have more have pity on; let
Me live to my sad self hereafter kind,
Charitable; not live this tormented mind
With this tormented mind tormenting yet.
I cast for comfort I can no more get
By groping round my comfortless, than blind
Eyes in their dark can day or thirst can find
Thirst's all-in-all in all a world of wet.

Soul, self; come, poor Jackself, I do advise
You, jaded, let be; call off thoughts awhile
Elsewhere; leave comfort root-room; let joy size
At God knows when to God knows what; whose smile
’s not wrung, see you; unforeseen times rather—as skies
Betweenpie mountains—lights a lovely mile.
. . . . . . . . . Gerard Manly Hopkins

About my libraryReflects the different stages of my life. Sheltered childhood; equally sheltered adolescence; emerging adulthood; eventual discovery of Real Literature; return to childhood.

GroupsClub Read 2016, I became a fabulous opera, Sydney-London Book Club, Tropic of Ideas

Favorite authorsRobertson Davies, George Eliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Simon Schama, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

Real nameLorena

LocationSydney, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 10, 2007

Currently readingRemembering Babylon by David Malouf
The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

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