Greenwich Village

by Ford Madox Ford

I look abroad on this fair world into which pour the rays of the sun - for truly today the sun shines over Greenwich Village as if it were Florida. It is, the world - and Greenwich Village too - full of gay and gallant men and of women utterly charming. The children laugh over their games; artists paint in the garrets; in the basements poets are hard at their verses; on the intervening floors are musicians. The radio sounds unceasingly. Who could not be happy in Greenwich Village? But who is?


Ford Madox Ford was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor. His six sentences are excerpted from "O Hygeia!" (an amusing look at the tiresomeness of health and diet, published in Harper's Magazine in May of 1928).