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Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery - Anne Sexton
229"…I never told you how I loved you." - Adrienne Rich, from A Woman Dead In Her Forties
159"The passion to be inscribes her body." - Adrienne Rich, from Hunger
407"There are things I will not share
with everyone." - Adrienne Rich, from A Woman Dead In Her Forties
124"…I feel so full
of work, the life I see ahead, and love
for you, who of all people
however badly I say this
will hear all I say and cannot say." - Adrienne Rich, from Paula Becker to Clara Westhoff
333"I have the feeling I’m
moving somewhere, patiently, impatiently,
in my loneliness." - Adrienne Rich, from Paula Becker to Clara Westhoff
461"Until we find each other, we are alone." - Adrienne Rich, from Hunger
347"what are you feeling?
do you feel anything?" - Adrienne Rich, from The Phenomenology Of Anger
521"all new learning looks at first
like chaos." - Adrienne Rich, from Powers Of Recuperation
201"Some nights I think you want too much. From me." - Adrienne Rich, from You, Again
336"I hear the colors of your voice." - Adrienne Rich, from Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Black Locket
263"I do not give
simplehearted love and nor
allow you simply love me […]" - Adrienne Rich, from Emergency Clinic
265"Pain made her conservative.
Where the matches touched her flesh, she wears a scar." - Adrienne Rich, from Ghazals: Homage to Ghalib
79"…you’re
crawling exposed not by choice extremist
hell-bent searching your soul." - Adrienne Rich, from Axel, In Thunder
158"There’ll be turbulence. You’ll drop
your book to hold your
water bottle steady. Your
mind, mind has mountains, cliffs of fall
may who ne’er hung there let him
watch the movie. The plane’s
supposed to shudder, shoulder on
like this. It’s built to do that. You’re
designed to tremble too. Else break
Higher you climb, trouble in mind
lungs labor, heights hurl vistas
Oxygen hangs ready
overhead. In the event put on
the child’s mask first. Breathe normally" - Adrienne Rich, from Turbulence
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