“My aunt’s been at it longer; maybe that’s why she’s playing better.
Her cards evaporate: that’s what you want, that’s the object: in the end,
the one who has nothing wins.”
~ Widows, by Louise Glück
“I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when
I cannot live on tomorrow’s
~ Langston Hughes, “Democracy”
“And every time you stabbed me in the back, I apologized for getting blood on your knife.
— I would have done anything for you”
“Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,- but the best is lost.”
~ Dirge Without Music, Edna St. Vincent Millay
“the center of every poem is this:
i have loved you. i have had to deal with that.”
~ Salma Deera, Letters From Medea
“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
“We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,”
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”
~ Oliver Herford