Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Morning post

Remember in old novels, letters came by the morning post AND the afternoon post?

At any rate, I am getting ready to head over to the library for my appointment and wanted to post this bit of news.

This morning I finished getting the book divided into chapters. I tweaked the format a bit more. And I found a great quote to use at the beginning of the book, something from the fourteenth-century Persian lyric poet Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī, known by his pen name of Ḥāfeẓ:
Run my dear,
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.
I like the idea of opening a story set in the hill country of Texas, told by a recovering alcoholic whose wife abandoned him for a con man, with a quote from a Persian poet who is famous for praising the joys of wine and love and for attacking religious hypocrisy.


Toni said...

Love the poem and may have to share.

Mitchell is Moving said...

That final paragraph is a great cover blurb!

Anonymous said...

I want to read this book.