Saturday, May 3, 2014

And frankly, I don't give a damn

On this day in 1937, Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone With the Wind, won the Pulitzer Prize.

I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind,
Flung roses, roses, riotously with the throng,
Dancing, to put thy pale lost lilies out of mind;
But I was desolate and sick of an old passion,
Yea, all the time, because the dance was long:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion
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(From the poem by Ernest Dowson, stanza 3)