Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A poet's companion

"In the cottage where we lived,  he used to spend long hours in the garden beneath a tall orange-tree, sitting in a deep armchair, certainly a relic of the English occupation, watching, pen in hand, a small wood-worm, a little brown-hooded hermit that lived in the arm of the chair, come out his den and set to pierce a new hole with his saw-beak."

Mrs Helle (Skiaderessi) Flecker,  on her husband writing in Corfu, 1911.
Introduction to James Elroy Flecker's  Hassan,   J.C. Squire

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