"She summons the hunters, hard men with callused hands.
She asks, “Isn’t there a wolf in the forest with teeth
the better to eat me with?”
"Indeed there is, your majesty, but -"
"No buts. Have someone fetch my red cape.
And tell the king not to wait up.”“
From “Rumpelstiltskin” by Ron Koertge, in his collection Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
Tell the king not to wait up.
To promote 1970’s “The Vampire Lovers”, Hammer took Madeline Smith, Pippa Steel and Janet Key to the zoo.
There is nothing about this picture that doesn’t make me happy.
"A woman with the nerves of a panther
a woman with contacts among Hell’s Angels
a woman feeling the fullness of her powers
at the precise moment when she must not use them
a woman sworn to lucidity
who sees through the mayhem, the smoky fires
of these underground streets
her dead poet learning to walk backward against the wind
on the wrong side of the mirror”
From “I Dream I’m the Death of Orpheus,” by Adrienne Rich
"She will remember your heart when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits…"
- Peter S Beagle, The Last Unicorn
Oh, my heart. I need to reread this book.