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Federico García Lorca

Ditty of First Desire   In the green morning I wanted to be a heart. A heart.   And in the ripe evening I wanted to be a nightingale. A nightingale.   (Soul, turn orange-colored. Soul, turn the color of love.)   In the vivid morning I wanted to be myself. A heart.   And… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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J. M. Barrie

The last thing he ever said to me was, “Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.” — J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 100 Anv edition (October 1, 2003) Originally published 1911.

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James Joyce

You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a… Continue reading James Joyce

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Jay Leeming

Sometimes when eating an apple       I bite too far       and open the little room       the lovers have prepared,       and the seeds fall out       onto the kitchen floor       and I see       that they are tear-shaped. —  Jay Leeming, “Apple,” Dynamite on a China Plate. (The Backwaters Press; First Edition… Continue reading Jay Leeming

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

On our earth we can only love with suffering and through suffering. We cannot love otherwise, and we know of no other sort of love. — Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man. (Kessinger Publishing, LLC June 17, 2004) Originally published 1877.

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