Canadian Culture · Canadian Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Passage · Poetry

Jan Zwicky

D is the tailor who sewed the note I shall always love you into the hem of the village belle’s wedding dress, a note not discovered until ten years later in New York where, poor and abandoned, she was ripping up the skirt for curtains, and he came, and he married her. — Jan Zwicky,… Continue reading Jan Zwicky

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Classic · Collection · Correspondence · Epistolary · Excerpt · German Culture · German Literature · Inspirational · Modernism · Motivational · Non-fiction · Paraphrase · Passage · Poetics · Quote · Spiritual

Rainer Maria Rilke

… seek [that] which your own everyday life offers you; describe your sorrows and desires, passing thoughts and the belief in some sort of beauty–describe all these with loving, quiet, humble sincerity, and use, to express yourself, the things in your environment, the images from your dreams, the objects of your memory. — Rainer Maria… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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American Culture · American Literature · Aubade · Contemporary · Online Magazine · Online Review · Periodical · Poetry

James Richardson

Late Aubade after Hardy So what do you think, Life, it seemed pretty good to me, though quiet, I guess, and unspectacular. It’s been so long, I don’t know any more how these things go. I don’t know what it means that we’ve had this time together. I get that the coffee, the sunlight on… Continue reading James Richardson

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