The Land of Silence
by May Sarton
Published by Rinehart & Co, 1953
99 Pages • ISBN 978-0393009255 • Paperback
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I send you love forward into the past.
from LETTER FROM CHICAGO
Many of the poems here begin to speak of Sarton's search for solitude and how she is becoming familiar and even accepting of the need and benefits of a solitary life. One of my favorite lines from her poetry came from this book, as well. "I send you love forward into the past." came from her poem, Letter from Chicago, which was written for Virginia Woolf, as she was thinking back on Woolf's life and the personal pain that Sarton felt for her loss. I can't help but think of this line whenever I think of those close to me who have left my life.