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“He asked me, so of course I came. And it's also something I like to do. I've read a fair number of stories for Selected Shorts here (a similar program), and it's a wonderful thing to do. I think reading prose in that kind of situation is great, because it's like getting back to the old storytelling roots.”
“Well, I have lost you; and I lost you fairly;
In my own way, and with my full consent.
Say what you will, kings in a tumbrel rarely
Went to their deaths more proud than this one went.
Some nights of apprehension and hot weeping
I will confess; but that's permitted me;
Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping
Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free.
If I had loved you less or played you slyly
I might have held you for a summer more,
But at the cost of words I value highly,
And no such summer as the one before.
Should I outlive this anguish-and men do-
I shall have only good to say of you.”