Nicholas Christopher Now you're in the place where the shadows fly, light-years away from this palm forest-- the room I've taken overlooking the Caribbean, parrots squawking at the stars and coconuts thudding to earth. At your old house the garden lies barren; lightning split the cherry trees, black vines choked the azaleas. You were famous for your green thumb. Neighbors brought you their ailing plants, and after a week on your terrace the puniest amaryllis turned prodigy. Your bags were always packed: you loved to travel first-class, to sail south at the earliest sign of winter. I have a photograph of you in prewar Havana wearing a white coat and feathered hat after a day at the races, I remember you were cursed with eyesight so sharp it daggered migraines through your temples. Once, driving in the country, you glanced at a distant forest-- a blue band across the hills-- gazing to sea (these same flashing waters) from the casino balcony. and counted the crows on a single bough. You were first onto the dancefloor when the music started--and last to sit. Before I could read, you taught me poems and riddles, and those intricate parables with the
The Missouri Review – University of Missouri
Published: Oct 5, 1987
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera