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Robert Frost

My November Guest My Sorrow, when she’s here with me,     Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree;     She walked the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay.     She talks and I am fain to list: She’s… Continue reading Robert Frost

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Izumi Shikibu

Remembering you … The fireflies of this marsh seem like sparks that rise     from my body’s longing — Izumi Shikibu, from The Ink Dark Moon, trans. Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani (Vintage Classics, 1990)

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