Chocolates by Louis Simpson (Poem from Writer’s Almanac)

Once some people were visiting Chekhov. While they made remarks about his genius the Master fidgeted. Finally he said, “Do you like chocolates?” They were astonished, and silent. He repeated the question, whereupon one lady plucked up her courage and murmured shyly, “Yes.” “Tell me,” he said, leaning forward, light glinting from his spectacles, “what… Read More Chocolates by Louis Simpson (Poem from Writer’s Almanac)