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Frank O’Hara

1 Well now, hold on maybe I won’t go to sleep at all and it’ll be a beautiful white night or else I’ll collapse completely from nerves and be calm as a rug or a bottle of pills or suddenly I’ll be off Montauk swimming and loving it and not caring where — Frank O’Hara,… Continue reading Frank O’Hara

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Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Our lives pass from us like the wind, and why Should wise men grieve to know that they must die? The Judas blossom fades, the lovely face Of light is dimmed, and darkness takes its place. ― Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings. (Penguin Classics; Deluxe edition February 27, 2007)

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