The Ill Wind Promises When the oscillator hums, I’ll hold your hand When they come to get you, I’ll pull you aside When the engine purrs, I’ll find the right words When the music stops, your lips may have to part When your baby’s born, I’ll carry his name When your mother visits, I’ll hide… Continue reading Ann Cotton
Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. ― Joan Didion, “On Self-Respect.” (1968)
For where would we be If love were not stronger than poetry And poetry were not stronger than love? — Miroslav Holub, from “United Flight 1011,” We’ll Never Get Parts Like That Again (Carpe Diem, 2013)
Dear reader, traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete. ― R. Buckminster Fuller, Cosmography: A Posthumous Scenario for the Future of Humanity. (Macmillan Pub Co; First Edition edition February 1992)
Mnemiopsis, mnemonist, mnemonic, Mnemosyne—such elegance I should be able to recall: these words all begin with silence — Laura Glen Louis, from “M,” AGNI Online (April 2014)
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ― William S. Burroughs
I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness — E.E. Cummings, from “i will wade out,” 100 Selected Poems. . (Grove Press January 10, 1994) Originally published 1954.