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W.H. Auden

Behind the corpse in the reservoir, behind the ghost on the links, Behind the lady who dances and the man who madly drinks, Under the look of fatigue the attack of migraine and the sigh There is always another story, there is more than meets the eye. — W.H. Auden, from “At Last the Secret… Continue reading W.H. Auden

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Richard Jones

I have been studying the difference between solitude and loneliness, telling the story of my life to the clean warm towels taken warm from the dryer. I carry them through the house as though they were my children asleep in my arms. —Richard Jones, “White Towels,” At Last We Enter Paradise. (Copper Canyon Press July… Continue reading Richard Jones

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Aldous Huxley

The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the… Continue reading Aldous Huxley

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