Poetry

ETERNAL NIGHT

 

“We live along the shores of night, at the edge of the eternal sea.”

 

~ Jack McDevitt ~

 

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THISTLES AND THORNS

 

“If your thought is a rose, you are a rose garden;
and if it is a thistle, you are fuel for the fire.”

 

~ Rumi ~

 

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WEATHERED

 

“Our lives are written in disappearing ink.”

 

~ Michelle Cliff ~

 

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PERSPECTIVE

 

“Beauty is a delightful prejudice.”

 

~ Theocritus ~

 

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PLEIN LES YEUX

 

“Shut your eyes and see.”

 

~ James Joyce ~

 

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BEES KNEES

 

“Man produces evil as a bee produces honey.”

 

~ William Golding ~

 

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LAST LEAF

 

“No one but Night, with tears on her dark face,
watches beside me in this windy place.”

 

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay ~

 

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ONE CHANCE

 

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
 

~ Terry Pratchett ~

 

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THE PAINTER

 

“Painting is silent poetry.”

 

~ Plutarch ~

 

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L’AMOUR EST MORT

 

“Now you’re just a stranger, with all my secrets.”

 

~ Charles Dickens ~

 

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TWO SIDES

 

“If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.”

 

~ Baron de Montesquieu ~

 

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STILLLEBEN

 

“…life, by definition, is never still.”

 

~ Kurt Vonnegut ~

 

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THE MOVEMENT OF AIR

 

“A painter paints pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”

 

~ Leopold Stokowski ~

 

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TÊTE-À-TÊTES

 

“L’automne est le silence avant l’hiver.”
“Autumn is the hush before winter.”

 

~ French Proverb ~

 

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LEGACY

 

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

 

~ Nelson Henderson ~

 

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BEAUTIFUL BITCH

 

“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”

 

~ Dion Boucicault ~

 

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THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

 

“The world is tired, the year is old,
the faded leaves are glad to die…”

 

~ Sara Teasdale ~

 

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FLOAT AND FLOW

 

“To create is divine, to reproduce is human.”

 

~ Man Ray ~

 

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THE LAST LEAF

 

“Autumn is the hush before winter.”

 

~ French Proverb ~

 

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UNSOILED AND UNSINNED

 

“What though the rose have prickles, yet ’tis pluck’d.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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