Poetry

ladder to the moon

 

“That I could clamber to the frozen moon.
And draw the ladder after me.”

 

~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~

 

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la mort est pour toujours

 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.”

 

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

 

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same ol’ moon

 

“Lend me thy pen to write a word in the moonlight…”

 

~ from a French folk song ~

 

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que sais-je?

 

“Je pense, donc je suis.”

 

~ René Descartes ~

 

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a long uncertain ride

 

A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke,
only man can prevent.”

 

~ Elie Wiesel ~

 

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rough-hewn

 

“The sculptor’s hand can only break the spell
to free the figures slumbering in the stone.”

 

~ Michelangelo ~

 

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only ever now

 

“Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now.”

 

~ James Clavell ~

 

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étreinte de l’ange

 

“Is it possible that existence is our exile
and nothingness our home?”

 

~ Emile M. Cioran ~

 

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nascent

 

 

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,
but what we are unable to say.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

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morning mists

 

“Knowledge would be fatal.
It is the uncertainty that charms one.
A mist makes things wonderful.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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summer cedes

 

“…and all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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twilight

 

     “At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps
its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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light shines down

 

“When you possess light within, you see it externally.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

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la roue de la vie

 

“The wheel of a man’s life. No mercy. No pity.”

 

~ Robert Jordan ~

 

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alexa

 

“Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”
“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

 

~ Arthur C. Clarke ~

 

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the nature of the beast within

 

“The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles.
Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

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the demons are delighted

 

“He who is neither human nor demon
is not the dawn nor the dusk.”

 

~ Kohta Hirano ~

 

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season of silence

 

“I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge
of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me.”

 

~ Haruki Murakami ~

 

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like making love

 

“Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.”

 

~ Charles Bukowski ~

 

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circle game

 

“Humanity is the refuse of spirit.”

 

~ James Lendall Basford ~

 

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