People wait around too long for love. I’m happy with all of my lusts! ― C. JoyBell C.
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
What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses. ― John Irving, The Cider House Rules. (Thorndike Press July 2000) Originally published 1985.
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
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
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
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ― Thornton Wilder, The Woman of Andros. (Amereon Ltd June 2000) Originally published 1930.