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Andrea Gibson

‘cause I might be naked and lonely shaking branches for bones but I’m still time zones away from who I was the day before we met you were the first mile where my heart broke a sweat and I wish you were here Andrea Gibson, from “Photograph,” When the Bough Breaks. (October 10, 2006)

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T. S. Eliot

And would it have been worth it, after all, Would it have been worth while, After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets, After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor— And this, and so much more?— ― T. S. Eliot, from “The Love Song of J.… Continue reading T. S. Eliot

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Amy Lowell

The Letter Little cramped words scrawling all over the paper Like draggled fly’s legs, What can you tell of the flaring moon Through the oak leaves? Or of my uncertain window and the bare floor Spattered with moonlight? Your silly quirks and twists have nothing in them Of blossoming hawthorns, And this paper is dull,… Continue reading Amy Lowell

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Emily Brontë

And I pray one prayer–I repeat it till my tongue stiffens–Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you–haunt me, then!…Be with me always–take any form–drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! ― Emily Brontë , Wuthering Heights.… Continue reading Emily Brontë

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