a star a tree and the longing in between — Gabriel Rosenstock, “a star,” The Longing In Between: •Sacred Poetry From Around The World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology) Poetry Chaikhana (November 1, 2014)
Her image accompanied me even in places the most hostile to romance. — James Joyce from “Araby,” Dubliners (Grant Richards Ltd., 1914)
Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun. — … Continue reading W. B. Yeats
He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful sideglances. — James Joyce, from, “A Painful Case,” Dubliners. (Grant Richards Ltd., London June 1914)
And truly it little matters what I say, this or that or any other thing. Saying is inventing. Wrong, very rightly wrong. You invent nothing, you think you are inventing, you think you are escaping, and all you do is stammer out your lesson, the remnants of a pensum one day got by heart and… Continue reading Samuel Beckett
Some moralist or mythological poet Compares the solitary soul to a swan; I am satisfied with that, Satisfied if a troubled mirror show it, Before that brief gleam of its life be gone, An image of its state; The wings half spread for flight, The breast thrust out in pride Whether to play, or to… Continue reading W. B. Yeats
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. (Modern Library; Modern Library edition June 1, 1998) Originally published June 20th 1890.