a man by his mailbox
reads a letter, then reads it again—
—Patricia J. Machmiller
Issue 15.2 | 13 October 2015
There is a slow-growing sadness in this. Like the man by the mailbox, the reader is encouraged to reread.
So much to wonder in these three lines — and the longing that prompted the immediate reading and rereading and the….
This is exquisite.
For three short lines to generate such sadness….A man could reread a letter because it is joyful news, but the third line takes it away. "Spring melancholy".
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