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

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“We the mortals touch the metals,
the wind, the ocean shores, the stones,
knowing they will go on, inert or burning,
and I was discovering, naming all the these things:
it was my destiny to love and say goodbye.”

– Pablo Neruda, Still Another Day

“I may not always be with you
But when we’re far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart.”

– Marc Wambolt, Poems from the Heart

“Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.”

– Virginia Woolf, Orlando

“The rain to the wind said,
You push and I’ll pelt.’
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged—though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.”

– Robert Frost

“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.”

– Jack Kerouac

to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

– Mary Oliver

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.”

– George Gordon Byron

Separation

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.

– W.S. Merwin

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”

– Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters