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E.E. Cummings

in Just- in Just-spring          when the world is mud-luscious the littlelame balloonman whistles          far          and wee and eddieandbill comerunning from marbles andpiracies and it’sspring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queerold balloonman whistlesfar          and             weeand bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it’sspringand          the                   goat-footed balloonMan          whistlesfarandwee E.E. Cummings, E.E. Cummings: Complete… Continue reading E.E. Cummings

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John Fowles

If you forget everything else about me, please remember this. I walked down that street and I never looked back and I love you. I love you. I love you so much that I shall hate you for ever for today. — John Fowles, The Magus. (Back Bay Books; Revised edition January 4, 2001) Originally published… Continue reading John Fowles

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Robin Coste Lewis

I wondered if you thought we were lost.We weren’t lost.  We were loss. And meanwhile, all I could thinkabout was the innumerable ways I would’ve loved to have eaten you.  Howbeing devoured can make one cry. —  Robin Coste Lewis, from “Plantation,” Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems. (Knopf; F First Edition edition… Continue reading Robin Coste Lewis

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Eamon Grennan

Now the two of us here in the darkhave let the fire die slowly down, and it’s your bodyI want to see with the curtains open and the half-moonpressed against the window—your long pale bodysmoldering on top of the sheet, glowing beside minewhile we warm ourselves again in the heavy worldof matter, catching fire at… Continue reading Eamon Grennan

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

When I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up, and I’m even pleased that I’m falling in such a humiliating position. I find it beautiful, and so in that very shame, I suddenly begin a hymn. — Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 12th edition… Continue reading Fyodor Dostoevsky

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