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Lead

Here is a story to break your heart. Are you willing? This winter the loons came to our harbor and died, one by one, of nothing we could see. A friend told me of one on the shore that lifted … Continue reading

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The Summer Day

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, … Continue reading

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The people look like flowers at last

..in that drunken place you would like to hand your heart to her and say touch it but then give it back. -Charles Bukowski

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Secret of the sea

..Till my soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.

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Letters to Monica

“I have a sense of melancholy isolation, life rapidly vanishing, all the usual things. It’s very strange how often strong feelings don’t seem to carry any message of action.” -Philip Larkin

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Save us

“If nothing saves us from death, may at least love save us from life.” -Pablo Neruda

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And I will go

… If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death. Perhaps the earth can … Continue reading

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