Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Dog Stars

Just finished The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller, which was post-apocalyptic, but beautiful and poignant in a way that The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, most definitely was not.

I have to memorialize the closing poem to The Dog Stars here, so I can remember it:

When Will I Be Home?
by Li Shangyin

When will I be home? I don't know.
In the mountains, in the rainy night,
The autumn lake is flooded.
Someday we will be back together again.
We will sit in the candlelight by the west window,
And I will tell you how I remembered you
Tonight on the stormy mountain.

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