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Mark Strand

The Next Time Nobody sees it happening, but the architecture of our timeIs becoming the architecture of the next time. And the dazzle Of light upon the waters is as nothing beside the changesWrought therein, just as our waywardness means Nothing against the steady pull of things over the edge.Nobody can stop the flow, but… Continue reading Mark Strand


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Ruth Ozeki

That’s what it feels like when I write, like I have this beautiful world in my head, but when I try to remember it in order to write it down, I change it, and I can’t ever get it back. — Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking 2013)

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