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Theodore Roethke

Much of poetry is an anguished waiting. — Theodore Roethke, On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose.  (Copper Canyon Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition April 1, 2001) Originally published June 1st 1965. Advertisements

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Nizar Qabbani

I wrote on the wind The name of my love. I wrote it on the water. I did not know That the wind rushes by without listening, That names dissolve in the water. — Nizar Qabbani, from “The Book of Love,” On Entering the Sea: The Erotic and Other Poetry of Nizar Qabbani (Interlink Pub… Continue reading Nizar Qabbani

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Nicole Krauss

He wondered if what he had taken for the richness of silence was really the poverty of never being heard […]. How could he have forgotten what he had always known: there is no match for the silence of God. ― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love. (W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition May… Continue reading Nicole Krauss

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