Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Spell of New Mexico, Chapter 5: D.H. Lawrence

White Sands, New Mexico

D.H. Lawrence spent a number of months in Taos, New Mexico, between 1923-1925.

State Road 325, near Capulin Volcano, New Mexico

His essay in The Spell of New Mexico is like a song. 

... The moment I saw the brilliant, proud morning shine high up over the deserts of Santa Fe, something stood still in my soul, and I started to attend. ...In the magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake, a new part of the soul woke up suddenly, and the old world gave way to a new. 

Dripping Springs, near Las Cruces, New Mexico


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