Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Robert Dessaix on Being Ready to Write

In Robert Dessaix’s novel, Corfu, the narrator speaks of readying to write:

“There was that feeling again, the feeling that I’d had on the first morning in Kester’s house: the white wax coating the writing-tablet, smooth, newly virginal, on my knees, and my stylus, needle-sharp, poised just above it, ready to write.”

Source: Robert Dessaix, Corfu (A Novel) London: Scribner, 2003, 233.

Image: “poised… ready to write.”