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“I am no longer in love with her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

– Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!”

– Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”

– T.S. Eliot

“Some of you say, ‘Joy is greater than sorrow,’ and others say, ‘Nay, sorrow is the greater.’ But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”

– Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

“Life’s not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis.”

– e.e. cummings

“The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.”

– W.H. Auden, Selected Poems

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”

– Rumi

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

“May came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.”

– e.e. cummings

Stephen kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,
Robin’s lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
Haunts me night and day.

– Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems