Poetry

LIVING WITH THE RISKS

 

“Everything is dangerous.
If it wasn’t so, life wouldn’t be worth living.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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THE MOON HUNG FAT AND HIGH

 

“Au clair de la lune prête moi ta plume pour écrire un mot…”
“In the moonlight lend me your pen to write a word…”

 

~ French Folk Song “Au Clair de la Lune” ~

 

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THE GRAMMAR OF HER TONGUE

 

“I wish my horse had the speed of your tongue.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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WITH DIVERSITY

 

“We trouble our life by thoughts about death,
and our death by thoughts about life.”

 

~ Michel de Montaigne ~

 

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TOO FAR

 

“When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.”

 

~ Dylan Thomas ~

 

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ELECTRICITY

 

“Mysterious affair, electricity.”

 

~ Samuel Beckett ~

 

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BEG FOR LIFE

 

“As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take,
but it is finer to take than to beg.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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LONG SHADOWS

 

“Some shadows are so long, they arrive before the light.”

 

~ Terry Pratchett ~

 

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TRUTH

 

” ‘Tis strange – but true;
for truth is always strange;
stranger than fiction…”

 

~ Lord Byron ~

 

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EMPTY TRAINS

 

“It was a train full of strangers, and they were all the same.”

 

~ Cherie Priest ~

 

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