To take a step into the future we need to shift our weight to the opposite foot. – William Irwin Thompson, Darkness and Scattered Light: Four Talks on the Future. (Doubleday; 1st edition December 1977)
It doesn’t matter what they will make of you or your days: they will be wrong, they will miss the wrong woman, miss the wrong man, all the stories they tell will be tales of their own invention. Your story was this: you were happy, then you were sad, you slept, you awakened. — Jane… Continue reading Jane Hirshfield
Pluck up your hearts, since fate still rests our friend. — Christopher Marlowe, Dido. Act I, Scene i.
This jasmine in the July night is a song for two strangers who meet on a street leading nowhere. Who am I after your two almond eyes? the male stranger asks. Who am I after your exile in me? the female stranger asks. Well then, let us not stir the salt of ancient seas in… Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish
I wish that life could be a window on the sun, — John Koethe, from “Falling Water,” North Point North: New and Selected Poems (Harper Perennial, 2003)