“the Angel in the House”

After a perfect morning with Sebald, I had to put other parts of myself to work: I had to wash my windows …

Not my favorite job at all, but a view like this deserves to be seen. 

About: The Angel in the House is a narrative poem by Mr. Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 July 1823 – 26 November 1896). The poem is about an ideal happy marriage.

“She [the perfect wife] was intensely sympathetic. She was immensely charming. She was utterly unselfish. She excelled in the difficult arts of family life. She sacrificed daily. If there was a chicken, she took the leg; if there was a draught she sat in it … Above all, she was pure.” (Woolf, 1966: 2, 285) She added that she “bothered me and wasted my time and so tormented me that at last I killed her” (Woolf, 1966: 2, 285).

The dogs? Of no help whatsoever!

And this girl, she obviously thinks there are more than enough light in our rooms


11 comments on ““the Angel in the House”

  1. A beautiful home and view…I didn’t know that Norway was so rugged. It looks like parts of Canada. And, we have the same comforter – Ikea, the universal store. Someone should write a poem about it…

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