Know Deeply, Know Thyself More Deeply Go deeper than love, for the soul has greater depths, love is like the grass, but the heart is deep wild rock molten, yet dense and permanent. Go down to your deep old heart, woman, and lose sight of yourself. And lose sight of me, the me whom you… Continue reading D. H. Lawrence
That’s life, if nothing else, it’s life, it’s real. And sometimes it fucking hurts, but it’s sort of all we have. — Natalie Portman [Sam] Garden State (2004) Written & directed by Zach Braff.
A time comes when a single word assumes the shape it names, ungraspable still, dying into meanings that graze the heart, written only for you to read, that little hesitation in the wind, the second thoughts that fill our windows, the silence that grows unbearable between your uneven breaths that I breathe as my own.… Continue reading Richard Jackson
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ― Maya Angelou
When God demanded light, he didn’t banish darkness. Instead he invented ebony and crows and that small mole on your left cheekbone. — Linda Pastan, from “Why Are Your Poems So Dark?,” Poetry (August 2003)
The demon that you can swallow gives you it’s power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply. — Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth. (Anchor June 1, 1991) Originally published 1988.
Tonight, nothing is long enough— time isn’t. Were there a fire, it would burn now. Were there a heaven, I would have gone long ago. I think that light is the final image. But time reoccurs, love—and an echo. A time passes love in the dark. — Robert Creeley, “The Tunnel,” The Collected Poems of… Continue reading Robert Creeley