Celestial Eyes

I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs…

The Color Yellow

Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy…

Champagne & Martini Glasses

In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.

Daisy & Flappers

…a great number of single girls dancing individually or relieving the orchestra for a moment of the burden of the banjo or the traps.

Gatsby’s Mansion

He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths…

Gatsby’s Rolls-Royce

On weekends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight…

The Green Light

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.


…the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money.