Saturday, September 29, 2007


Keep a marble for yourself and keep marble for marble. Keep a marble self for a marble self.
--H.D., from HERmione

Vitality is Carved and cool.
My nerve in Marble lies --
A Breathing Woman
Yesterday -- Endowed with Paradise.
--Emily Dickinson, from poem #1046

In folklore, marble is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini. Pure white marble is an emblem of purity. It is also an emblem of immortality, and an insurer of success in education.

things of marble: statue, column, gravestone, game, town, heart, sanity.

her flesh-- folding-- under his hands.

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