ANNOUNCEMENT
After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.


2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bear with me as I still continue to recover.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sarton Sunday 1 III 2015 - The Poet and the Donkey: A Tale by May Sarton

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 photo 0393315533.01._SX175_SY250_SCLZZZZZZZ__zpsexdng78n.jpgThe Poet and the Donkey: A Tale
by May Sarton
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, September 17, 1996 (1969)
128 Pages • ISBN 978-0393315530 • Paperback

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Book description:
"A small, sophisticated, elegantly sentimental journey through a New Hampshire village summer. Our companions are an aging poet, who is sad because he can no longer write — he has lost the joy he used to have in simply being alive – and a young, mischievous female donkey, who is sad because she can't run and play — she has a touch of arthritis... There is a moral, of course, but any moral looks dull next to the simple happiness of the old poet and his long-eared muse." — The New Yorker

A charming and quick little book about a poet who has lost his muse and is no longer able to write, and the donkey he borrows from his neighbors, who, in time, becomes his missing muse. There isn't much to this story, which is refreshing; the book really does just follow the poet as he borrows the donkey and learns to navigate the language between the two until they both become just what the other needed. There's a moral, of course, but overall this is the perfect book if you need something to just make your afternoon that much better.

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