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No friend like a sister
dean writes
Hi, everybody!

Usually, I ignore Valentine's Day, but people have been posting such lovely things - picspams and fic and good wishes - that I thought I'd get in on the action, though I am coming to it sideways - sharing a favorite poem.

I've thought and written about this poem so much that I'm always surprised that I can still enjoy it so purely. More often, once I've analyzed a poem, broken it down, I find it hard to recapture that feeling of simple, pure delight, but somehow this poem bucked the trend. It's lovely, and haunting, and it's so intelligent (I'll spare you all chapter two of my dissertation, though you're free to read it at the Library of Congress if you're bored out of your mind one day). Also incredibly sexy (it has been illustrated by several artists who produce erotic art, and Playboy illustrated it as well).

And I always thought that this would be my favorite example of sibling love ever. Until those Winchesters came along. Tie? So now "Goblin Market" has to share the title, though it still wins the "best sisters" award.

Enjoy, and happy Valentine's Day!

Christina Rossetti's poem, with the Housman and D. G. Rossetti illustrations

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This is the truest thing ever:

"For there is no friend like a sister,
In calm or stormy weather,
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands."

I love no one as I love my sisters. :) Thanks for sharing that poem!! :)

I don't have a sister, but my little brother makes up for that.

Glad you liked it!

Happy Hart Day, sweetie! :)

Back at you, baby, though belatedly!

Ok, I'm terribly sorry to spam your comments, so I'll get straight to the point.

I simply love your fics, and I just got an lj very recently, as in, yesterday, so now I'm on a friending spree!

Err, yeah. So, mind if I friend you? :)

Keep up the good work!

Oh, my! Thank you very much, and of course you may friend (you can defriend too, without letting me know, just so that's clear).


Oh god, this is how I can tell I'm an LJ addict. I found esohpe's new fic today and thought, "I swear to god someone on LJ talked about this. I'm not hallucinating that, am I?" And then I searched my computer history and dug through my friendslist and it was long and arduous but hah, take that, I'm not crazy! So, yeah, I'm sure you've seen the fic already, but I felt like sharing that.

Hee! When I posted this, I kind of had the idea to put Dean and Sam in the poem, and then she went and wrote it before it was much more than a gleam in my eye.

What a memory you've got!

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