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Truman Capote

The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not? any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person’s nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what… Continue reading Truman Capote

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Margaret Mitchel

Perhaps — I want the old days back again and they’ll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears. — Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind. (Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition April 1, 1999) Originally published 1936.

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Alison Pelegrin

Hot Sauce Shrine I used to be a high priestess of tail-feather feel-good mumbo jumbo, naysayer extraordinaire cobbling together some crazy quilt catechism to cling to as I tangled in the world’s thorns, frantic, fearing the chill soon to come. I haven’t turned holy roller or handler of snakes, but things changed slowly, or all… Continue reading Alison Pelegrin

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Alison Pelegri

The world is God’s dream and I am a sparrow passing through song and the brass glow of fire, or maybe that is wrong, and I’m trapped inside, stunned against the glass or down the chimney, terrified of kind hands that sweep me to the door. — Alison Pelegrin, from “Hot Sauce Shrine,” Waterlines: Poems… Continue reading Alison Pelegri

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