The Edge

The poem is taken from the only volume of poetry, “Five Poems” (2002). written by American prose-writer Toni Morrison (1931-2019). THE EDGE He was a boy – just a boy –and I was a very young girl.In blazing light and shadows trimmed in goldwe took the risk of lovethe grist of lovethe dreamy, steamy mist… Read More The Edge

🎈Happy Birthday, Natalie Merchant!🎉

  Natalie Anne Merchant (born on 26 October 1963)  is an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet In her beautiful song “Ophelia” (Dec 6: OPHELIA by Natalie Merchant), she imagines a woman living different lives throughout history , which in the end appear to be delusions from a mental patient (the real Ophelia). Three quotes: “I… Read More 🎈Happy Birthday, Natalie Merchant!🎉

16 July 1951: publication of “The Catcher in the Rye”

“The Catcher in the Rye”,  the famous novel by Jerome David Salinger. was published in 1951, at a time when American industrial economy was making the nation prosperous, and rooted social rules served as a code of conformity for the young generations. The use of slang and profanity and the discussion of adolescent sexuality seemed… Read More 16 July 1951: publication of “The Catcher in the Rye”