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

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“Where the bright seraphim in burning row
Their loud uplifted angel trumpets blow.”

– John Milton

If you come as softly
As wind within the trees
You may hear what I hear
See what sorrow sees.

If you come as lightly
As threading dew
I will take you gladly
Nor ask more of you.

You may sit beside me
Silent as a breath
Only those who stay dead
Shall remember death.

And if you come I will be silent
Nor speak harsh words to you.
I will not ask you why, now.
Or how, or what you do.

We shall sit here, softly
Beneath two different years
And the rich earth between us
Shall drink our tears.

– Audre Lorde

“The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.”

– Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“Such was a poet and shall be and is
-who’ll solve the depths of horror to defend a sunbeam’s architecture with his life: and carve immortal jungles of despair to hold a mountain’s heartbeat in his hand.”

– e.e. cummings

“This is thy hour o soul, thy free flight into the wordless, away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best, night, sleep, death and the stars.”

– Walt Whitman

“This autumn-
why am I growing old?
bird disappearing among clouds.”

– Matsuo Bashō

humanity i love you because you
are perpetually putting the secret of
life in your pants and forgetting
it’s there and sitting down

on it
and because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity

i hate you

– e.e. cummings

'Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace'

One grand boulevard with trees
with one grand cafe in sun
with strong black coffee in very small cups.

One not necessarily very beautiful
man or woman who loves you.

One fine day.

– Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”

– Anne Sexton