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John Berryman

Dream Song 4 Filling her compact & delicious body with chicken páprika, she glanced at me twice. Fainting with interest, I hungered back and only the fact of her husband & four other people kept me from springing on her or falling at her little feet and crying ‘You are the hottest one for years… Continue reading John Berryman

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T. S. Eliot

And what the dead had no speech for, when living, They can tell you, being dead: the communication Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. —  T. S. Eliot, from “Little Gidding,” The Four Quartets. (Faber & Faber; Main edition January 3, 1998) Originally published 1943.

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Margaret Mitchell

No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how. —  Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind. (Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition April 1, 1999) Originally published 1936.

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W.B. Yeats

For he would be thinking of love Till the stars had run away And the shadows eaten the moon. —  W.B. Yeats, from “The Young Man’s Song,” Selected Poems and Four Plays. (Scribner; 4 Sub edition September 9, 1996)

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