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Octavio Paz

Between what I see and what I say Between what I say and what I keep silent Between what I keep silent and what I dream Between what I dream and what I forget: Poetry. — Octavio Paz, from “Between What I See and What I Say,” A Tree Within, (New Directions Publishing Corporation, November… Continue reading Octavio Paz

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Octavio Paz

… you rise like splendor hardened into an axe, like light that flays, engrossing as the gallows is to the doomed, flexible as whips and thin as a weapon that’s twin to the moon, your sharpened words dig out my chest, depopulate me and leave me empty, one by one you extract my memories …… Continue reading Octavio Paz

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Miguel Ruiz

Also, go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you. Your mind will play tricks, but the way you feel in your heart, in your guts, is the truth. ― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. (Amber-Allen Publishing; Hard Cover / Gift Edition edition,… Continue reading Miguel Ruiz

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Octavio Paz

The endless corridors of memory, the doors that open into an empty room where all the summers have come to rot — Octavio Paz, from “Sunstone,” World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time, ed. Katharine Washburn, John S. Major and Clifton Fadiman (W. W. Norton & Co., 2000)

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