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Allen Ginsberg

Song The weight of the world      is love. Under the burden      of solitude, under the burden      of dissatisfaction      the weight, the weight we carry      is love. Who can deny?      In dreams it touches      the body, in thought      constructs a miracle,      in imagination anguishes      till born… Continue reading Allen Ginsberg

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Antonin Artaud

If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself, but to put myself back together again. Suicide will be for me only one means of violently reconquering myself, of brutally invading my being, of anticipating the unpredictable approaches of God. By suicide, I reintroduce my design in nature, I shall for the first… Continue reading Antonin Artaud

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Samuel Beckett

Perhaps that’s what I feel, an outside and an inside and me in the middle, perhaps that’s what I am, the thing that divides the world in two, on the one side the outside, on the other the inside, that can be as thin as foil, I’m neither one side nor the other, I’m in… Continue reading Samuel Beckett

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

They stood, as it were, in an utter solitude, which would be made none the less solitary by the densest throng of human life. Ought not, then, the desrt of humanity around them to press this insulated pair together? If they should be cruel to one another, who was there to be kind to them?… Continue reading Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Rainer Maria Rilke

The birdcalls start their praise. And rightly so. We listen long. (We behind masks, in costumes!) What do we hear? a little willfulness, a little sadness, and tremendous promise, sawing away at the half-locked future. And in between, healing in our listening: the beautiful silence they break. — Rainer Maria Rilke, “[The birdcalls start their… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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