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Charles Bukkowski

Cows In Art Class good weather is like good women- it doesn’t always happen and when it does it doesn’t always last. man is more stable: if he’s bad there’s more chance he’ll stay that way, or if he’s good he might hang on, but a woman is changed by children age diet conversation sex… Continue reading Charles Bukkowski

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Charles Dicken

Mystery and disappointment are not absolutely indispensable to the growth of love, but they are, very often, its powerful auxiliaries. — Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby. (Penguin Classics; New Ed edition November 1, 1999) Originally serialized March 1838 -October 1839; book format published 1839 by Chapman & Hall.

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Li-Young Lee

Donna undresses, her stomach is white. In the yard, dewy and shivering with crickets, we lie naked, face-up, face-down. I teach her Chinese. Crickets: chiu chiu. Dew: I’ve forgotten. Naked: I’ve forgotten. Ni, wo: you and me. I part her legs, remember to tell her she is beautiful as the moon. — Li-Young Lee, from “Persimmons,”… Continue reading Li-Young Lee

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Harold Witter Bynner

There is a dear weariness of love… Hand relaxed in hand, Shoulder at rest upon shoulder. And to me that pool of weariness is more wonderful Than crater, cataract, Maelstrom, earthquake… For it is a double pool In which lie, silent, The golden fishes of sleep. —  Harold Witter Bynner, “Weariness,” Others for 1919: An… Continue reading Harold Witter Bynner

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