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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Now that's a sentence.

Enon, 2014

I'd think about being crouched in the field, dilated, tacky with cool, mineral damp, inhaling the fumes of the grass and soil and hearing the wind move up behind the hill and come over it and swirl through the pine trees and stick to the pitch leaking down their trunks and push across the field in waves through the long grass, all beneath the stars and the pink moon, the flower moon, the strawberry, buck, and the hunter's moon, and the clouds lit up in silhouettes, their outlines turning and cresting and collapsing so intricately that I could never recall their true extravagances days later when I lay sleepless in my bed.

Paul Harding, Enon

Wow.

I loved Tinkers and I'm loving Enon. Thanks for doing what you do, Paul Harding.

20 comments:

  1. WOW yes it is.
    have yet to read his work, will start with Tinkers
    thanks, Denise

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    1. Fabulous idea, Nancy. I know you'll enjoy it.

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  2. I wish I had more time for all the things I like to do. I still like your book recomendations. I have a list. I am reading my way through it, slowly. That is good. I want to enjoy every read, not only check them off my list.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Good plan, Anne Marie. Only checking off would be such a pity.

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  3. It left me slightly breathless, and feeling saturated.

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  4. Dare I say that such a sentence feels even better in the mouth than Midnight beans?

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  5. wonderful. I'm putting him on my list of reads.

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  6. this is going on the list of books to read this year!

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  7. That IS a sentence. Did you by any chance catch the PBS segment on J.D. Salinger? just wondered.

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    1. I did not see the PBS segment, Shelley. I did see the 2013 documentary titled Salinger.

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  8. amelia from z tasty lifeJanuary 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    he must have studied Latin... that long, logical, eloquent interconnectedness...

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  9. Oh my. That was like riding a wave. What a string of words. Thank you for that, Denise.

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  10. I agree. It was like riding a wave. You are welcome.

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