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.

3 comments:

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.
Kato