Study, to keep from losing them,
You hung your glasses, your pens
And your scissors from strings
Michael Dirda's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. His online discussion of books takes place each Thursday at 2 p.m.
Over your desk. You had two
Typewriters because one was
Always being repaired from the
Beating you gave them; your
Letters were often half full of
Capitals for emphasis. You read
My poems and crossed out half the
Words saying I didn't need them.
You advised me not to bother
Writing stories because Flaubert
And Stendhal and James Joyce