Louis Simpson quotes- 10 of
Like the shark, it contains a shoe.
It must swim for miles through the desert
Uttering cries that are almost human.
In my grandmother's house there was always chicken soup
And talk of the old country--mud and boards,
The sun is shining.
The shadows of the lovers have disappeared.
The watchers in their leopard suits
Waited till it was time,
Carentan O Carentan
Before we met with you
We never yet had lost a man
Or known what death could do.
For people may not know what they think
about politics in the Balkans,
My father in the night commanding No
Has work to do.
On the lawn at the villa--
That's the way to start, eh, reader?
We know where we stand--somewhere expensive--
It's complicated, being an American,
Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time.
The man who married Magdalene
Had not forgiven her.
God might pardon every sin . . .
Love is no pardoner.
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