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Cynthia Huntington

All that you saw and heard and could not find the center of, those days growing into years, growing inside of you, out of reach, now with you forever, in your house, in your garden, in corridors of dream where I finally tell you my name. — Cynthia Huntington, “Ghost,” The Radiant. (Four Way; 1st… Continue reading Cynthia Huntington

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H. G. Wells

‘You see,’ I said, ‘I’m a socialist. I don’t think this world was made for a small minority to dance on the faces of everyone else.’ — H. G. Wells, In the Days of the Comet. (Ariel Pr April 1999) Originally published 1906.

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Charles Baudelaire

What men call love is a very small, restricted, feeble thing compared with this ineffable orgy, this divine prostitution of the soul giving itself entire, all its poetry and all its charity, to the unexpected as it comes along, to the stranger as he passes. ― Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen. (New Directions; F First Edition… Continue reading Charles Baudelaire

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