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September 08, 2007

"I saw eternity the other night..."


Madeleine L'Engle, one of my absolute favorite writers ever, died on Thursday. I am working on a tribute post, but for now, I'll go with lines from the Henry Vaughan poem from which she derived the name of her novel A Ring of Endless Light.

I saw Eternity the other night,
Like a great ring of pure and endless light,
All calm, as it was bright;
And round beneath it, Time in hours, days, years,
Driv'n by the spheres
Like a vast shadow mov'd; in which the world
And all her train were hurl'd.
Posted by Kat at September 8, 2007 01:17 PM

I was really saddened to hear this as well.

Posted by: robin at September 8, 2007 02:37 PM

I know, I heard about that yesterday and was just so saddened by it....

Posted by: --Deb at September 8, 2007 03:08 PM

Well, dang. That's a shame. At least we'll always have her books. :(

Posted by: Crafting Jen at September 8, 2007 04:52 PM

I was so sorry to hear that...

Posted by: Chris at September 8, 2007 06:29 PM
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