“The morning after / my death” The morning after my death we will sit in cafés but I will not be there I will not be * There was the great death of birds the moon was consumed with fire the stars were visible until noon. Green was the forest drenched with… Continue reading Etel Adnan
Spring is dangerous, like love. And love survives the lovers. — Etel Adnan, from “A Season,” New! (no.3, 2007)
Morning. Vast. Imprecision. Fog has covered everything in gray absolute. This has lasted. Doubt looms over the mind. Absence is harder to accept than death. ― Etel Adnan, Sea and Fog. (Nightboat, January 13, 2012) Originally published October 11th 2011.
Love in all its forms is the most important matter that we will ever face, but also the most dangerous, the most unpredictable, the most maddening. But it is also the only salvation I know of. — Etel Adnan, Etel Adnan: on Love and the Cost We Are Not Willing to Pay Today (Hatje Cantz… Continue reading Etel Adnan
He who seeks ecstasy in love should not complain of suffering. ― Kahlil Gibran, Visions of the Prophet. (Frog Books (June 11, 1997)
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. — Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. (Rupa & Educa Books April 14, 2003) Originally published 1923.
You need not fear, my love, for never have the stars on high told what they know. ― Kahlil Gibran, from “[Let me take you],” The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart. (Penguin Books; Reissue edition January 1, 1998) Originally published 1994.