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Federico García Lorca

Ghazal of the Terrible Presence     I want the river to stand still, And the wind to stop stirring the air. I want the night to remain sightless, And my heart to beat without flowering gold. I want the oxen to speak with the leaves, And the earthworm to die of darkness. The skull’s teeth… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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Richard Brautigan

Hinged to forgetfulness like a door she slowly closed out of sight, and she was the woman that I loved, but too many times she slept like a mechanical deer in my caresses, and I ached in the metal silence of her dreams. — Richard Brautigan, “Hinged to forgetfulness like a door,” Rommel Drives on… Continue reading Richard Brautigan

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Vladimir Mayakovsky,

Listen, if stars are lit it means – there is someone who needs it. It means – someone wants them to be, that someone deems those specks of spit magnificent. —Vladimir Mayakovsky, from “Listen!,” Listen! Early Poems. (City Lights Publishers; 1st City Lights Books ed edition January 1, 2001) Originally published 1987.

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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

He dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love… — Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Harper; 1st edition June 24, 2003) published June 1st 1967.

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