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Jack Gilbert

Happening Apart from What’s Happening Around It There is a vividness to eleven years of love because it is over. A clarity of Greece now because I live in Manhattan or New England. If what is happening is part of what’s going on around what’s occurring, it is impossible to know what is truly happening.… Continue reading Jack Gilbert

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Pablo Neruda

Until later, we’ll speak before then. Or speak after, I don’t remember, or perhaps we haven’t even met or cannot communicate. I have these crazy habits – ! speak, there is no one and I don’t listen, I ask myself questions and never answer. —Pablo Neruda, from “Soliloquy at twilight,” Extravagaria. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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Jonathan Carroll

 I think we love differently every day. Like the guy who said you can’t stand in a river at exactly the same place twice. Today I love you differently than yesterday, or will tomorrow.  —   Jonathan Carroll, After Silence. (Doubleday, 1992)

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