|by Denise Levertov|
Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of poetry. I who don't know the secret wrote the line. They told me (through a third person) they had found it but not what it was not even what line it was. No doubt by now, more than a week later, they have forgotten the secret, the line, the name of the poem. I love them for finding what I can't find, and for loving me for the line I wrote, and for forgetting it so that a thousand times, till death finds them, they may discover it again, in other lines in other happenings. And for wanting to know it, for assuming there is such a secret, yes, for that most of all.
Here is a post from 2008's National Poetry month with a poem that ties in with The Once Upon a Time challenge. How to Change a Frog into a Prince is funny and sly, and I love it!
Waiting to be reviewed: Darling Jim by Christian Moerk (WOW!), A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell , The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald, and The Shadow Hunt by Katherine Langrish. I liked all of them, but obviously have a favorite.