Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton
233"This has all happened before
but nothing here is obsolete.
Everything here is possible." - Anne Sexton, from It Is A Spring Afternoon
306"Blue eyes wash off sometimes.
They have already torn up the sky
for they have torn off its color." - Anne Sexton, from Letters To Dr. Y.
214"You were looking for the key for years
But the door was always open!" - Aravind Adiga, from The White Tiger
359"I listen always. Give me the slightest sign.
I’m very near." - Rainer Maria Rilke, from You, Neighbor God, If Sometimes In The Night
258"I was full of feelings and impressions.
Now it’s all
like dots in brackets." - Wislawa Szymborska, from 16th May 1973
154"…and you know the picture is incomplete but it can stand for itself
and who are you to ask for more, who are you to insist on hunger?" - Conchitina Cruz, from Morning
615"Of the few things I wanted then, I needed you." - William Logan, fom For An Old Girlfriend, Long Dead
620"They stay in my mind, these beautiful people,
or anyway beautiful people to me, of which
there are so many. You, and you, and you,
whom I had the fortune to meet, or maybe
missed. Love, love, love, it was the
core of my life, from which, of course, comes
the word for the heart. And, oh, have I mentioned
that some of them were men and some were women
and some — now carry my revelation with you —
were trees. Or places. Or music flying above
the names of their makers. Or clouds, or the sun
which was the first, and the best, the most
loyal for certain, who looked so faithfully into
my eyes, every morning. So I imagine
such love of the world — its fervency, its shining, its
innocence and hunger to give of itself — I imagine
this is how it began." - Mary Oliver, from New And Selected Poems

"I rhyme,
to see myself,
to set the darkness echoing.”

951"rage, rage against the dying of the light." - from “do not go gentle into that good night,” dylan thomas

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"I just want to take an interest
in what dominates me…”

261"I was so bored yesterday evening
two packs of cigarettes did absolutely nothing for me.
Tried to write, wrote nothing.
For the first time in years I played the violin,
walked around,
watched people play backgammon
and made appropriate comments,
sang songs off key,
caught flies — a matchboxful.
Finally, dammit!
I came here to see you…" - Orhan Veli Kanik, from The Visitor
523"You want to believe
you can turn emotion’s flood
into living waters
from which you’ll emerge whole,
dazzling like the sun." - Rachel Barenblat, from Standing At The Edge
668"It’s love or it isn’t." - Richard Siken, from The Dislocated Room
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