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George Eliot

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.― ― George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss. (Penguin Classics; Reissue edition April 29, 2003) Originally published 1860.

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Emily Brontë

I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it. ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights. (Thomas Cautley Newby December 1847)

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Ali Abdolrezaei

My heart is bleeding  for the poet whose queue of words is getting longer                                       for the branchless sparrow who’s swallowed its twitter                                       for the restitution of a crow with no overhead wire                            for myself             gone from the house   like electricity I was somebody                                     Did the foolish thing    became a poet… Continue reading Ali Abdolrezaei

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Charles Baudelaire

The Poet is like this monarch of the clouds riding the storm above the marksman’s range; exiled on the ground, hooted and jeered, he cannot walk because of his great wings. —Charles Baudelaire, from “The Albatross,” Les Fleurs Du Mal (David R. Godine October 1st 1983. Originally published 1857.

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Ray Bradbury

 Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore. ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. (Harper Voyager; Clothbound edition edition March 28, 2013) Originally published October 1st 1953.

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Simone Muench

Dear Suicide— How long have you been standing in the doorway holding a fretsaw & dreaming of indentations? You said the body was furniture, was fixture         but we couldn’t fix it. Sometimes, you the only one talking, though neither of us narrate the way we used to; we can’t locate the colloquial phrase to… Continue reading Simone Muench

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