FACT OF THE DAY:
“The End of the Wine” is a poem published in Punch on Dec. 3, 1947; a revised version called “The Last of the Wine” is in Poems.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“In this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”
Beyond the Bright Blur
(Published 12/25/1963; chapter 17 of Letters to Malcolm)