St. Ignatus House, Willoughby Drive, Parrametta,
New South Wales
This fifth day of July, in the year of Our Lord nineteen
hundred and thirty five
Why must I apologize every time that I sit down to write
Through my own fault I may find
You're no longer living at this address
Please excuse the lack of news
The feeling of strange privilege
for the hour of trial, in these times of distress
Mean more than years imprisoned by etiquette.
I can remember when we were children
Though I could never imagine this day
Your brother told me we'd live forever
"I'll go one better," I heard myself say
And it seems so strange, now that he's gone to recall all these
While the years have divided us
Friendships have strained and broken
Oh, by the way, how's that girl that you wed
I hated you then, but I'm over the worst of it
I can't come home, I might as well say, life is short
I shall not write again
The Juliet Letters (with The Brodsky String Quartet)
- For Other Eyes
- Expert Rites
- I Almost Had a Weakness
- Who Do You Think You Are?
- Taking My Life in Your Ha..
- This Offer Is Unrepeatabl..
- Dear Sweet Filthy World
- The Letter Home
- Jacksons, Monk and Rowe
- This Sad Burlesque
- Romeo's Seance
- I Thought I'd Write to Ju..
- The First to Leave
- Damnation's Cellar
- The Birds Will Still Be S..