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Mary Szybist

You must live for something, they say. People don’t live just to keep on living. But here is the quince tree, a sky bright and empty. Here there are blueberries, there is no need to not me. — Mary Szybist, from “Here There Are Blueberries,” Incarnadine: Poems. (Graywolf Press; First Edition edition February 5, 2013)

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E.E. Cummings

in Just- in Just- spring          when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles          far          and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far          and             wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it’s spring and… 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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