Saturday, September 8, 2007

rip mrs l'engle


without a period
as you wanted it
no end for you
only endless tesseracts now
thank you
grade 6
here I sit
this same cover in my hands
my father's black leather ethan allen recliner
and the living room
dissolving into another world
other worlds

"If I have something that is too difficult for adults to swallow, then I will write it in a book for children."
-Madeleine L'Engle, Nov. 29, 1918-Sept. 6, 2007

2 comments:

JJM said...

Ohhhhh Nooooooooooo! :(:(:(
She was a childhood "On the Road" type of life changing author to me.
I re-read 'A Wrinkle in Time' a couple of years ago just to see what exactly it was that turned me on to her so much back then. It all came back crystal clear: extraordinary imagination and vivid social commentary on conformity. She was a true hero to me and probably had a hand in who I am today. RIP.

suesun said...

yes, all that!! She planted the seeds for a different kind of revolution in our souls.