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Louise Glück

I ask you, how much beauty
can a person bear? It is
heavier than ugliness, even the burden
of emptiness is nothing beside it.

— Louise Glück, from “Baskets,” Poems 1962-2012. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition, November 13, 2012)

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