August 19th, 2002

A Pocket Full of Murder

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Since I generally haven't the patience to really appreciate poetry unless it's read aloud (and sometimes not even then), or unless (like Hopkins, or Donne) the imagery jumps straight off the page at me and grabs me by the throat, it came as a surprise to find how much I enjoyed looking over this blog:

Vivid: Pieces from a Writer's Notebook

Thanks to James for pointing me to his wife's lovely and thought-provoking site. Reading the love poems made me realize that I have scarcely an ounce of poetry in my soul, but I'll get over it. :)
A Pocket Full of Murder

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In what seems to be a growing tradition of echoing Liz's fic recs, I have to put in a word for this brilliant (and conveniently short) story about Snape and Hagrid, two characters I've always thought had a solid relationship, perhaps even friendship (as much as Snape can be said to have friends, that is), but whom I've never seen written together before. Not only is this fic original, it's beautifully written and characterized as well. Here it is:

First Day by Nym

You know what to do.