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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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March 23 2011 4 23 /03 /March /2011 17:30

Edna St. Vincent Millay 01I’ve always enjoyed looking at this photograph of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.  Everytime I see a magnolia in bloom, my thoughts go back to this picture of her taken at Vassar College in 1914.  I have a beautiful reproduction in my first edition Book of Days for the Literary Year, given to me in 1992 as a graduation present from someone I once held very dear.  Edna St. Vincent Millay 04Although, the poet never wrote about the beautiful magnolia, she did write several pastoral verses for Second April (1921) – my favorite being “Song of a Second April”.  Edna St. Vincent Millay 05Edna St. Vincent Millay 03This towering magnolia tree is one of many in bloom in Cherbourg’s public park.  Edna St. Vincent Millay 02Isn’t it glorious how it reaches up to the heavens and extends its branches toward the blue sky ?

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