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Jane Hirshfield

Your life will carry you as it did always, with ten fingers and both palms, with horizontal ribs and upright spine, with its filling and emptying heart, that wanted only your own heart, emptying, filled, in return. You gave it. What else could you do? — Jane Hirshfield, from “When Your Life Looks Back,” Come,… Continue reading Jane Hirshfield

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Linda Gregg

There is a hunger for order, but a thirst against. What if every time a fíower forms in the rnind, something gives it away to time? Leaf by peta!, by leaf. As if the soul were a blotter of this world—
 — Linda Gregg, opening lines to “Hard Season,” The American Poetry Review (vol. 28,… Continue reading Linda Gregg

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Paulo Coelho

Haven’t you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you’re in the way, that you’re bothering the person next to you. If people don’t like it, they can complain. And if they don’t have the courage to complain, that’s their problem. ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to… Continue reading Paulo Coelho

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Czeslaw Milosz

The Sun All colors come from the sun. And it does not have Any particular color, for it contains them all. And the whole Earth is like a poem While the sun above represents the artist. Whoever wants to paint the variegated world Let him never look straight up at the sun Or he will… Continue reading Czeslaw Milosz

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