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Rainer Maria Rilke

I don’t even know what songs would please you. I have given up trying to recognize you in the surging wave of the next moment. —  Rainer Maria Rilke, from “You Who Never Arrived,” The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated by Stephen Mitchell (Vintage March 13, 1989)

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Geoffrey Chaucer

And what is better than wisedoom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. ― Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales between the years 1387 and 1400. As the printing press had yet to be invented, they were passed down in several handwritten manuscripts. The collection was finally put… Continue reading Geoffrey Chaucer

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