Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Joseph Auslander: Cyclops’ Eye

Cyclops’ Eye

Harper & Brothers

Stated first edition, with the following privately printed note laid in: “This book is from the library of Roland and Donna Baughman. Roland joined the Huntington Library in 1924 and became Associate Curator of Rare Books. In 1927, he formed Grey Bow Press, collaborating with Gregg Anderson. In 1946, he left California to become Curator of Special Collections at Columbia University, where he remained until his death in 1967. He was considered an expert on the forgeries of Thomas Wise, discovering two additional forgeries not in Carter/Pollard’s Enquiry. He was also one of the leading authorities on L. Frank Baum, and Arthur Rackham in this country, producing landmark catalogues of their work.”

Charity of Frost

Love came to me as came to me
The cool clear meaning of your hands:
So quietly——as quietly
As water when it stands.

It cannot end as all things end,
Grow old and sicken and be lost;
Like water it will comprehend
The charity of frost.

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don't be emily said...

I've always loved this poem--lovely to read it here today. :)

William Michaelian said...

I’m glad you found it, Katie, and that it found you.