Sunday, February 05, 2017

Tell me where it hurts, she’d say.
Stop howling. Just calm down and show me where.
But some people can’t tell where it hurts. They can’t calm down. They can’t ever stop howling.”                          
— Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin 

Monday, June 27, 2016

“There is this cave
In the air behind my body
That nobody is going to touch:
A cloister, a silence
Closing around a blossom of fire.
When I stand upright in the wind,
My bones turn to dark emeralds.”
 
― James Wright

Thursday, May 26, 2016

“When pain brings you down, don't be silly, don't close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.” 

― Alanis Morissette

Friday, April 29, 2016

beginning tomorrow
everything will change
I will start dying assiduously
wisely optimistically
without wasting time

Tadeusz Rozewicz  (tr. Magnus J. Krynski & Robert A. Maguire)

Friday, March 18, 2016

What am I, that I should stand
so apart from my own happiness?



Carl Phillips, “Heaven and Earth,” in The Art of Daring.

Saturday, March 12, 2016



Love is a fire
It burns everyone
It disfigures everyone
It is the world's excuse
for being ugly

Love Is A Fire
by Leonard Cohen

Saturday, January 16, 2016

I empty myself of my life and my life remains.



Mark Strand