currently reading: my ántonia

mya

one march evening in my sophomore year i was sitting alone in my room after supper. there had been a warm thaw all day, with mushy yards and little streams of dark water gurgling cheerfully into the streets out of old snow-banks. my window was open, and the earthy wind blowing through made me indolent. on the edge of the prairie, where the sun had gone down, the sky was turquoise blue, like a lake, with gold light throbbing in it. higher up, in the utter clarity of the western slope, the evening star hung like a lamp suspended by silver chains – like the lamp engraved upon the title-page of old latin texts, which is always appearing in new heavens, and waking new desires in men.

words: willa cather | my ántonia pg. 158
photo: iphone

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2 thoughts on “currently reading: my ántonia

  1. I adored this book! I think Willa Cather is an amazing author. I just found “Song of the Lark” at a book sale and I can’t wait to read it. She’s a wonderful writer.

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