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E.E. Cummings

A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn’t always say ‘just… Continue reading E.E. Cummings

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Robert Frost

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars – on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. —Robert Frost, from “Desert Places,” The Poetry of Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Complete & Unabridged. Edited by Edward Connery Lathem.… Continue reading Robert Frost

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W.H. Auden

Behind the corpse in the reservoir, behind the ghost on the links, Behind the lady who dances and the man who madly drinks, Under the look of fatigue the attack of migraine and the sigh There is always another story, there is more than meets the eye. — W.H. Auden, from “At Last the Secret… Continue reading W.H. Auden

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