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Surge like an ocean, don’t scatter yourself like a storm. Life’s waters flow from darkness. Search the darkness, don’t run from it. Night travelers are full of light, and you are, too; don’t leave this companionship. — Rumi, from “Search the Darkness,” Love Is a Stranger (Shambhala, 2000) Advertisements

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Tess Gallagher

Poem, put your breath down like a pen that knows it is well used when the message is love, when the poem has decayed into its heartbeat and can be expressed simply as these petals I toss through the dream’s window all night onto [her] sleeping face. Heart, it doesn’t matter. We were only sleeping… Continue reading Tess Gallagher

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