William Goyen is a well known novelist and short story writer from Texas. His books of fiction include Ghost and Flesh: Stories and Tales, The Faces of Blood Kindred, and Collected Stories. Almost all of his fiction grows out of his life in Texas.
Jun 01 1982
In The Icebound Hothouse
It is true that I have not been able to utter more than a madman’s sound since my eyes beheld the sight. I’ve lost speech. And so they have asked me to write. Since you are a poet, write, they told me. Little do they know what they might get. Little, even, do I.