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Quote Left Fine vapors escape from whatever is doing the living. The night is cold and delicate and full of angels... Quote Right
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Quote Left ... like a Wave on a beach, that thinks it's had this... Quote Right
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Quote Left Some day I'll claim to you how all used up I am because of you but in the meantime the ride... Quote Right
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Quote Left A moment that gave not only itself, but Also the means of keeping it, of not turning to dust... Quote Right
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Quote Left Another time I go outside Into the world. It rocks on and on. It was rocking before I saw it And is presumably doing so still. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everything is being blown away; A little horse trots with a letter in its mouth, which is read with eagerness... Quote Right
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Quote Left As words go crying after themselves, leaving the dream Upended in a puddle somewhere As though "dead" were just another adjective. Quote Right
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Quote Left The light that was shadowed then Was seen to be our lives,... Quote Right
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Quote Left With all of my power of living I am forced to lie on the floor. Quote Right
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Quote Left All of our lives is a rebus Of little wooden animals painted shy, Terrific colors, magnificent and horrible, Close together. Quote Right
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Quote Left We are happy in our way of life. It doesn't make much sense to others. We sit about, Read, and are restless. Quote Right
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Quote Left And we may be led, then, upward through more Powerful forms of poetry, past columns... Quote Right
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Quote Left How much longer will I be able to inhabit the divine sepulcher Of life, my great love? Quote Right
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Quote Left ... the girls who came at dawn To pay a visit to the young child, and how, when he grew up to be a man... Quote Right
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Quote Left Extreme patience and persistence are required, Yet everybody succeeds at this before being handed... Quote Right
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Quote Left For these are moments only, moments of insight, And there are reaches to be attained,... Quote Right
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Quote Left But it is the same thing we are all seeing, Our world. Go after it,... Quote Right
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Quote Left And the serial continues: Pain, expiation, delight, more pain,... Quote Right
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Quote Left I remember meeting you in a dark dream Of April, you or some girl, The necklace of wishes alive and breathing around your throat. Quote Right
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Quote Left And suddenly, to be dying Is not a little or mean or cheap thing, Only wearying, the heat unbearable ... Quote Right
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Quote Left So we may never Again feel fully confident of the stratagem that bore us... Quote Right
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Quote Left ... that there is no other way, That the history of creation proceeds according to... Quote Right
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Quote Left And of the other things death is a new office building filled with modern furniture, A wise thing, but which has no purpose for us. Quote Right
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Quote Left For what Is remarkable about our chronic reverie (a watch... Quote Right
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Quote Left There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army. Quote Right
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