A Gift --- Just when you seem to yourself nothing but a flimsy web of questions, you are given the questions of others to hold in the… Read more "Levertov / Dust"
The Greek Spirit: For the Greeks only *watch* the objects of Nature, and form *surmises* respecting them; inquiring, in the depths of their souls, for the hidden… Read more "On Greek Spirit, Hegel"
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt, This Is My Story 1937 ~ When you cease to make a contribution you… Read more "Eleanor"
'my mind wanders, is lost in the nothing of holding off everything.' ~ Kate Gough, 2017
sooty secrets buried in black: bleak as beak. --- windswept wood, wild sweet orange, swan's neck swoops. --- carefully curated, beautiful mind hovers over clear blue sky,… Read more "Narkissos"
There are so many people, especially among our comrades, who imagine that words are nothing – on the contrary, isn't it true that saying a thing well… Read more "Vincent"
Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.… Read more "A New Sun Rises"
'It is widely rumored, and also true, that I wrote my first novel in a closet. Before I get all rapturous and carried away here, I had… Read more "‘If the Furies Should Take…’"
"See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all day he fears, not being immortal or divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of… Read more "Thoreau on the (Hu)man"
“I never feel that I have comprehended an emotion, or fully lived even the smallest events, until I have reflected upon it in my journal; my pen… Read more "Truest Confidant"
“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”… Read more "Comma"
-- "Faith is not being sure. It is not being sure, but betting with your last cent... Faith is not a series of gilt-edged propositions that you… Read more "A New Proposition"
-- "...I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to… Read more "Everything Unresolved"
'And even those who are neither leaders nor heroes must arm themselves with that steadfastness of heart which can brave even the crumbling of all hopes. This… Read more "‘And even those…"