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Giorgos Seferis

Your eyes, watching, would be beautiful, your eyes, reaching out, would glow, your lips would come alive, as they used to, at such a miracle; you were searching for it what were you looking for in front of ashes or in the rain in the fog in the wind even when the lights were growing… Continue reading Giorgos Seferis

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American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Passage · Poetry

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

[A]nd the unveiled figure Of the self stepping unclothed, sweetly stripped Of its leaf, into starlight, and the shadow of night, The cold water warm around the narrow ankles, The body at its most weightless, a thing so durable It will–like the carved stone figures holding up The temple roof–stand and remember its gods Long… Continue reading Brigit Pegeen Kelly

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Classic · Crime · Excerpt · Historical Fiction · Italian Culture · Italian Literature · Mystery · Novel · Paraphrase · Quote

Umberto Eco

There is nothing in the world, neither man nor Devil nor any thing, that I hold as suspect as love, for it penetrates the soul more than any other thing. Nothing exists that so fills and binds the heart as love does. — Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose. (Everyman’s Library; First Edition edition… Continue reading Umberto Eco

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