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Katherine Mansfield

The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind. ― Katherine Mansfield, from “Cultivated Minds,” Journal Of… Continue reading Katherine Mansfield

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Franz Kafka

I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person. — Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka. (Schocken October 30, 1988) Originally published 1949.

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Anne Carson

The ocean reminds me              of your green room.                           There are things unbearable.                                        Scorn, princes, this little size of dying. My personal poetry is a failure.              I do not want to be a person.                           I want to be unbearable.                                        Lover to lover, the greenness of love. Cool, cooling. — Anne… Continue reading Anne Carson

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