You saved me, you should remember me. ― Louise Glück, from “Vita Nova,” Poems 1962-2012. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux November 5, 2013)
I am somewhere else, alone as usual.I must get back to my elegy. — John Ashbery, closing lines to “Novelty Love Trot,” Where Shall I Wander (Ecco, 2005)
I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time… For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars… And yellow… Continue reading Kevin Spacey
In all the mountains,Stillness;In the treetopsNot a breath of wind.The birds are silent in the woods.Just wait: soon enoughYou will be quiet too. — Robert Hass, “After Goethe,” Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005. (Ecco; First Edition edition October 9, 2007)
Some people are magic, and others are just the illusion of it. ― Beau Taplin
[…] If it’s darknesswe’re having, let it be extravagant. — Jane Kenyon, from “Taking Down the Tree,” Collected Poems. (Graywolf Press September 4, 2007)
I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. — Gwyneth Paltrow [Viola De Lesseps] Shakespeare in Love (1998) Written by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Directed by John Madden.