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Louise Glück

Long, long ago, before I was a tormented artist, afflicted with longing yet incapable of forming durable attachments, long before this, I was a glorious ruler uniting all of a divided country—so I was told by the fortune-teller who examined my palm. Great things, she said, are ahead of you, or perhaps behind you; it… Continue reading Louise Glück

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Ezra Pound

A brown, fat babe sitting in the lotus, And you were glad and laughing With a laughter not of this world. It is good to splash in the water And laughter is the end of all things. — Ezra Pound, “Post Mortem Conspectu,” Collected Early Poems of Ezra Pound. Edited by Michael King. (New Directions… Continue reading Ezra Pound

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