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W.B. Yeats

The White Birds I would that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea! We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee; And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky, Has awakened in our hearts, my… Continue reading W.B. Yeats

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Nikos Kazantzakis

If a woman sleeps alone it puts a shame on all men. God has a very big heart, but there is one sin He will not forgive. If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go. ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek. (Faber & Faber Ltd, March 2001) Originally published… Continue reading Nikos Kazantzakis

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Rumi

Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes. I need more grace than I thought. — Rumi, from “Pale Sunlight,” Rumi the Book of Love  Poems of Ecstasy and Longing, transl. by Coleman Barks (HarperOne, 2003)

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