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Marina Tsvetaeva

…What do I want from you? What I want from all of poetry and from each line of a poem: the truth of this moment. — Marina Tsvetaeva in a letter to Rainer Maria Rilke, August 22 1926, Letters: Summer 1926 (New York Review Books, 2001)

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Octavio Paz

… you rise like splendor hardened into an axe, like light that flays, engrossing as the gallows is to the doomed, flexible as whips and thin as a weapon that’s twin to the moon, your sharpened words dig out my chest, depopulate me and leave me empty, one by one you extract my memories …… Continue reading Octavio Paz

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Jack Spicer

Coming at an end, the lovers Are exhausted like two swimmers. Where Did it end? There is no telling. No love is Like an ocean with the dizzy procession of the waves’ boundaries From which two can emerge exhausted, nor long goodbye Like death. Coming at an end. Rather, I would say, like a length… Continue reading Jack Spicer

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