Category Archives: Sarton (May)

Love Was with Me in the Night

May Sarton’s imagines love without weight in her poem “Christmas Light.”

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Our Indispensable Matriarchs

May Sarton celebrates elderly matriarchs in her novel “Kinds of Love.” As I spend my sabbatical in my childhood home, I wonder whether we are seeing the last of such women.

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Our Strands Grow Richer With Each Loss

May Sarton’s beautiful poem “All Souls” reminds us that our dead continue to move through us.

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