Sunday Sentence

The best sentence I’ve read this week, presented out of context and without commentary. 

Shellie brushed the velvety blossoms, remembered the feel of her daughter’s baby skin, the heat of her cheek when in fever.

Tornado Weather 

Deborah E. Kennedy

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Sunday Sentence

The best sentence I have read this week, presented out of context and without commentary. 

i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in)”

e.e. cummings

 

Read the poem at Poetry Foundation

Sunday Sentence

The best sentence I’ve read this week, out of context and without commentary.

On the day of the conference, Leonie hissed: He ain’t stupid. Jojo, let’s go. And I winced at the way she used ain’t and the way she leaned in to the teacher without even knowing it, and the teacher blinked and stepped away from the latent violence coiled in Leonie’s arm, running from her shoulder down to her elbow and to her fist.

Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing 

I read an excerpt of this new novel after reading an interview with Jesmyn Ward .