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Amy Lowell

Nuit Blanche A music coaxed from humming strings would please; Not plucked, but drawn in creeping cadences Across a sunset wall where some Marquise Picks a pale rose amid strange silences. Ghostly and vaporous her gown sweeps by The twilight dusking wall, I hear her feet Delaying on the gravel, and a sigh, Briefly permitted,… Continue reading Amy Lowell

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Mary Oliver

And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything? And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for? And have you changed your life? Mary Oliver, from “Swan,” Swan: Poems and Prose Poems. (Beacon Press; 1St Edition edition September 14, 2010)

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight. For it is the only suffering that we endure without ever becoming used to it. ― Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, The Pure and the Impure. (NYRB Classics September 30, 2000) Originally published 1932.

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