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Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lady, with whom I was riding in the forest, said to me, that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer has passed onward: a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the… Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson

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W.B. Yeats

The Lake Isle of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping… Continue reading W.B. Yeats

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Ron Rash

And afterward: as the storm moves on                                  rain trickles off                                                        the leaves                                                                   like an afterthought —Ron Rash, from Above the Waterfall: A Novel (Ecco, 2015)

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