By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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* infrequent brief tales formerly uncollected from periodicals and magazines
* comprises Fitzgerald’s poetry and non-fiction published within the periodicals of his day
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Tougher, coarser, split weave in the years. Shorter, longer, shorter, the brain bound to its anchor. The brushed-out waves • 32 • with their rick-rack shadows, a thread inside the case, the case inside the locket, the locket beneath the yoke. All the effort to save in itself a form of loss. You can tell a story many ways. You can leave something out or put something in; you can fool yourself and hide. You can shake out the form or try to manage every wisp, but the latter will only bring you pain.
35 • Dark the star Dark the star deep in the well, bright in the still and moving water, still as the night circling above the circle of stones the darkness surrounds. Dark the wish made on the star, a true wish made on the water’s image. There’s no technique in the grass. There’s no technique in the rose. • 36 • Ellipse Night after night the astronomer imagined the stars in their orbits, building his orrery of glass and string; he was making a kind of singing that came from far beyond himself, beyond the sounds that human mouths will bring into a form of being.
Things in their order seem to be at rest, but are moving toward their places with an inner fire and weight. You thought you were singing the song of the orrery, where all things follow the motion of light. But the stars are perfect; we do not live among them. We do not know them and cannot know them; their music steals the senses and slows us into sleep. You were moving with a purpose, though you did not know it yet. You were moving like a sleeper through the shoals of night. And that is how you found this place; you cradled one ear against the sky and put the other against the ground.