So I had my Green Friday-- the tree is up, the house is decorated and I am filled with pumpkin pie, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Ah, the holidays.
I did not shop yesterday, unless you call "browsing the leftovers" shopping.
But today, I went onto eBay not to shop, but to see what's available in the poetry world for the big spenders. Here's what I found (oh and I think that Marianne Moore letter could be a poetry prompt, I just love her words...)
A few things for sale on eBay this week:
Beat Poet Gregory Corso Original Artwork & signed $1700
Elizabeth Bishop's signature $1650
77 Dream Songs signed by John Berryman $900
Edna St. Vincent Millay Letter: Thank you for the beautiful roses and for what you said. $1899
Langston Hughes Autographed book: $399
First Edition of Emily Dickinson's Poems $1500
Walt Whitman Letter: If convenient would your horse & wagon pass for '86 -- same as this returned -- with many thanks. Camden City Office Horse RR" $5999
Marianne Moore Letter: Dear girls, Barbara and Marianne, or shouldn't I say, Impresarios[?]?"), written in an extremely shaky hand, apparently thanking them for a gift basket, reading in part: "My oval basket of cheeses . . . is here. I've been longing for cheese and every kind is here. Real Camembert. . . . Could you ever come in to see me and inquire what remains in my refrigerator[?]. That circle is the impatient mark of a [illegible word] telephone. My cheese is the big thing in life to me now. I love Dutch cheese and I see I have a ball of red Edam. Can I ever tell you how your personal concern for me makes me happy?. . . . Please know that I marvel at your exciting kindness. . . ." A bargain at $250 OR best offer.
I love Marianne's focus on cheese, it is also a special love in my own life too.