[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 97, Issue 6

david wilde wilded at hotmail.com
Thu May 7 11:23:37 PDT 2015

"The trouble with youth is it's wasted on the young."  Anonymous
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 22:54:04 +0530
From: sumantranag at gmail.com
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CC: james.d.gifford at gmail.com; bredwine1968 at earthlink.net; gifford at fdu.edu
Subject: Re: [ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 97, Issue 6

'How many several small forevers

Whispered in the rind of the ear

Melissa, by this Mediterranean sea-edge, 

Captured and told? 

How many additions to the total silence?'
I know the ILDS discussion forum is not prone to discussing Durrell's poetry in terms of detailed context. 
But lines such as these from his poetry surely have an organic link with the Alexandria Quartet, and attempts to address these lines might be rewarding in its own way. 
Durrell has mentioned Melissa more than once in his poems and Clea at least once,  but never Justine. 

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On 7 May 2015 21:35, "Sumantra Nag" <sumantranag at gmail.com> wrote:
"The heart must be very old to feel so young."
Do you think Lawrence Durrell has got something here? 
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