Postcard of the Van Wickle Gates of Brown University

the Bee and the Clover

Postcard verso:

Dear Emily —
          It is a surreal thing, sending
a card to your home. I in this
season of curdled cloud and leaves
falling away I am reminded of your
words: “Ashes denote that fire was —
               Revere the greyest pile
               For the departed creature’s sake
               That hovered there awhile —”
Thank you for the Bee and the Clover, which
I will preserve in anticipation of Spring.
With Love from Providence —
                                   Joshua Rex

Posted in Postcards to Emily.