Saturday, May 31, 2008

* If I read "Aurora Leigh," then I could say, "I've read 'Aurora Leigh.'"

I don't know what the other effects would be. "Aurora Leigh" is a book-length poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It was released at a time when many people's hearts leapt up at the thought of reading a book-length poem by a well-known poet. For such people, "Aurora Leigh" lived up to expectations; they liked it a lot.

Now it is vastly unread. Aurora means dawn; maybe it'll shed new light.