"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Posts tagged “Conrad Aiken



The party is over.

The dance floor must be packed away.

While the dancing drummers

Sip a last drink

And change out of their mundus.


“All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that’s now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by”

Conrad Aiken