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W.B. Yeats

DANCE there upon the shore;What need have you to careFor wind or water’s roar?And tumble out your hairThat the salt drops have wet;Being young you have not knownThe fool’s triumph, nor yetLove lost as soon as won,Nor the best labourer deadAnd all the sheaves to bind.What need have you to dreadThe monstrous crying of wind!… Continue reading W.B. Yeats

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G.K. Chesterton

The winter afternoon was reddening towards evening, and already: ruby light was rolled over the bloomless beds, filling them, as it were, with the ghosts of the dead roses. – G.K. Chesterton, from “The Flying Stars,” The Complete Father Brown (Penguin, 1981)

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Alain de Botton

It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things. — Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness (Pantheon; First Edition, October 3, 2006)

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Geoffrey Hill

And you, who with your soft but searching voicedrew me out of the sleep where I was lost,who held me near your heart that I might restconfiding in the darkness of your choice:possessed by you I chose to have no choice,fulfilled in you I sought no further quest. — Geoffrey Hill, from section 2 of… Continue reading Geoffrey Hill

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W.B. Yeats

near me,Come near, come near, come near — Ah, leave me stillA little space for the rose–breath to fill! — W.B. Yeats, from “To the Rose upon the Rood of Time,” The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (Scribner; 2nd Revised edition, September 9, 1996) Originally published 1950.

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Geoffrey Hill

And you, who with your soft but searching voicedrew me out of the sleep where I was lost,who held me near your heart that I might restconfiding in the darkness of your choice:possessed by you I chose to have no choice,fulfilled in you I sought no further quest. — Geoffrey Hill, from section 2 of… Continue reading Geoffrey Hill

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