Posts tagged poetry.

The world is gone, I must carry you.


    — Paul Celan, from “Vast, glowing vault”, (trans. Michael Hamburger)

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The moon has your name memorised: the curl of your back, your face, an open book.


    — Vona Groarke, from “Tonight of Yesterday”

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Don’t you fall now —
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.


    — Langston Hughes, from “Mother to Son”

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And we, who always think of happiness
rising, would feel the emotion
that almost confounds us
when a happy thing falls.


    — Rainer Maria Rilke, from “The Tenth Elegy”, translated by Edward Snow

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Old gods lean in close.


    — Mary O’Donnell, from “Fairy Rath”

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All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


    — Lewis Carroll, from ‘Jabberwocky’

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