Wednesday, January 27, 2010

House Made of Dawn

Dypaloh. There was a house made of dawn. It was made of pollen and of rain, and the land was very old and everlasting. There were many colors on the hills, and the plain was bright with different-colored clays and sands. Red and blue and spotted horses grazed in the plain, and there was a dark wilderness on the mountains beyond. The land was still and strong. It was beautiful all around.

from N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn -- 1969 Pulitzer Prize Novel

---One of the best books I've read in a while and the best first paragraph in a book ever. In my opinion.