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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn’t,
So I jumped in and sank.”

– Langston Hughes

“Books, books, books!
I had found the secret of a garret room
Piled high with cases in my father’s name;
Piled high, packed large,—where, creeping in and out
Among the giant fossils of my past,
Like some small nimble mouse between the ribs
Of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there
At this or that box, pulling through the gap,
In heats of terror, haste, victorious joy,
The first book first. And how I felt it beat
Under my pillow, in the morning’s dark,
An hour before the sun would let me read!
My books!”

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

“He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book. What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!”

– Emily Dickinson

“Only mystery makes us live. Only mystery.”

– Federico García Lorca, Le Poète À New York

“I know many lives worth living.”

– Mary Oliver

“You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.”

– Pablo Neruda

You lethargic, waiting upon me,
waiting for the fire and I
attendant upon you, shaken by your beauty

Shaken by your beauty
Shaken.

– William Carlos Williams, Paterson

As some of you know, I am a journalist and today I talked in a radio station about my five favourites books. I am from Argentina so the audio is in spanish. I am sorry for my non-spanish readers.

“There are two ways to dislike poetry: One is to dislike it; the other is to read Pope.”

– Oscar Wilde