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Alejandra Pizarnik

Melancholia is, I believe, a musical problem: a dissonance, a change in rhythm. While on the outside everything happens with the vertiginous rhythm of a cataract, on the inside is the exhausted adagio of drops of water falling from time to tired time. For this reason the outside, seen from the melancholic inside, appears absurd… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Nicholas Sparks

We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure.… Continue reading Nicholas Sparks

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William Stafford

Notice What This Poem Is Not Doing The light along the hills in the morningcomes down slowly, naming the treeswhite, then coasting the ground for stones to nominate. Notice what this poem is not doing. A house, a house, a barn, the oldquarry, where the river shrugs—how much of this place is yours? Notice what… Continue reading William Stafford

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Daniell Koepke

I think that the most empowering and healing thing any of us can do is to remind ourselves that we aren’t alone in what we’re going through. That feeling what we feel and hurting in this way doesn’t make us weak or crazy or inadequate. But that it makes us human. That having these longings… Continue reading Daniell Koepke

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Sara Teasdale

Like barley bendingIn low fields by the sea,Singing in hard windCeaselessly; Like barley bendingAnd rising again,So would I, unbroken,Rise from pain; So would I softly,Day long, night long,Change my sorrowInto song. – Sara Teasdale, “Like Barley Bending,” Delphi Complete Poetical Works of Sara Teasdale (Illustrated) (Delphi Poets Series Book 77) February 20, 2018,

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Sylvia Plath

Let’s face it: I’m scared, scared and frozen. First, I guess I’m afraid for myself… the old primitive urge for survival. It’s getting so I live every moment with terrible intensity. It all flowed over me with a screaming ache of pain… remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it,… Continue reading Sylvia Plath

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Mark Strand

Even this late it happensthe coming of love, the coming of light.You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves,stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows,sending up warm bouquets of air.Even this late the bones of the body shineand tomorrow’s dust flares into breath. ― Mark Strand, “The Coming of Light,” The Late Hour.… Continue reading Mark Strand

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