Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ferrywoman says

Up at 5:30 to meet the varsity bus... Take care out there, world! Me too. Going to a wrestling tournament in snowsnowsnow. 

Later: Made it home, and must say that underestimated the snow, which is starting to look quite high on the iron table out back... We stopped in the sticks and loaded up on apple cider and homemade cinnamon raisin bread and cheddar and other Yankee rural delights. Stay warm, all!

Even later: snow, now, no, O!

Sunday afternoon requests: Dear pilots, please keep my husband safe today. Dear planes, please go to the right destinations. Dear little scraper, please be enough to quarry one truck out of one mountain of snow at the airport.


  1. Oh, be safe, all!

    Beautiful though, when all calms down.. to put you all into the Christmas mood.

  2. Yes, it is definitely Christmas-postcard pretty this afternoon...


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.