Poetry

SMOKE SIGNALS

 

“A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure.
It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied.
What more can one want?”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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THE PRICE OF PEARLS

 

“She is one of those people whose skin nourishes pearls.”

 

~ John Buchan ~

 

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THE FIRE IN HER EYES

 

“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.”

 

~ Robert Fitzgerald ~

 

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UN ÉTAT DE STABILITÉ

 

“To light a candle is to cast a shadow…”

 

~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~

 

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WOODEN HEART

 

“A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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LONG GONE TO DUST

 

“Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth.
Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.”

 

~ Chief Seattle ~

 

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APPLES AND SNAKES

 

“I should have no use for a paradise in which
I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.”

 

~ Jean Rostand ~

 

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SARASWATI

 

“A mind is a fire to be kindled,
not a vessel to be filled.”

 

~ Plutarch ~

 

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AUTUMNAL

 

“For the unlearned, old age is winter;
for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.”

 

~ Hasidic Proverb ~

 

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PORTRAIT IN THE COLOUR OF MODESTY

 

“So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.”

 

~ Juvenal ~

 

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