The Earth, Galloping

March 24, 2005 @ 8:29 pm | Filed under: Books, Commonplace Book

Early this morning, too early, while The Baby Who Scoffed at Sleep played on the bed beside me, I finished reading Willa Cather’s splendid novel My Antonia. The book was due back at the library yesterday, but I want to copy a few passages into my commonplace book first. This is one of them.

I can remember exactly how the country looked to me as I walked beside my grandmother along the faint wagon-tracks on that early September morning. Perhaps the glide of long railway travel was still with me, for more than anything else I felt motion in the landscape; in the fresh, easy-blowing morning wind, and in the earth itself, as if the shaggy grass were a sort of loose hide, and underneath it herds of wild buffalo were galloping, galloping…

    Related Posts

  • E. B. White Essays
    E. B. White Essays
  • What We'll Be Reading Tomorrow...
    What We’ll Be Reading Tomorrow…
  • Books My Kids Have Asked Me to Read
    Books My Kids Have Asked Me to Read
  • day two: books and bears
    day two: books and bears
  • Links

Comments are closed.