Posts tagged poetry.

By which I learn to affirm
Truth’s light at strange turns of the mind’s road,
wrong turns that lead
over the border into wonder,

mistaken directions, forgotten signs
all bringing the soul’s travels to a place
of origin, a well
under the lake where the Muse moves.

    — Denise Levertov, from “The Illustration - A Footnote”

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[Changing your key changes the word
that may drift with the flakes.]
Just like the wind that rebuffs you,
packed round your word is the snow.

    — Paul Celan, from “With a Changing Key”, trans. John Felstiner

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[Like these stones
that crumble back into earth.]
Like the sound of my voice
in your mouth.

    — Paul Auster, from “Autobiography of the Eye”

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Though the book has enjoyed considerable popular success, the author refuses to relinquish the screen rights to the story.


Meg Cabot, from She Went All the Way

We can only walk while there is light.

    — Allan Johnston, from “Evening Conversation”

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How about a memorial
for those who made it
through the war
but still died
before their time?

    — Jim Northrup, from “Wahbegan”

Posted by bookinsomnia