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See rightly

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2017 by Mj Rains

It is only with the heart

that one can see rightly;

what is essential

is invisible to the eye.

>Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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October everywhere…

Posted in Esoteric, October with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2017 by Mj Rains

He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary.

His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes

the dusky window.

~~ Henry James

That’s what I do…

Posted in Anne Sexton with tags , , , , , , , on July 11, 2016 by Mj Rains


That’s what I do:

I make coffee and occasionally succumb to suicidal nihilism. But you shouldn’t worry – poetry is still first. ¬† ¬†Cigarettes and alcohol follow.

~ Anne Sexton

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Nothing so lovely as a tree…

Posted in Theresa Duncan with tags , , , , , , , on December 29, 2015 by Mj Rains

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“…humans and woods are ancient partners of linked origins,

and could be so again…”

More here

via The Wit of the Staircase

Demeter, Waiting…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2015 by Mj Rains

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No. Who can bear it. Only someone
who hates herself, who believes
to pull a hand back from a daughter’s cheek
is to put love into her pocket–like one of those ashen Christian
philosophers, or a war-bound soldier.

winter

She is gone again and I will not bear
it, I will drag my grief through a winter
of my own making, refuse
any meadow that recycles itself into
hope. Shit on the cicadas, dry meteor
flash, finicky butterflies. I will wail and thrash
until the whole goddamned golden panorama freezes
over. Then I will sit down and wait for her. Yes.

~ Rita Dove, Demeter, Waiting

Images: Emilia Clarke, my edits
and Winter image via Pinterest

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