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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Love/hate

We love the implausible;
we hate the impossible.

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All true

What was true, what is true, what will be true, is all true.

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Opinions

We can study, if we wish, the precursors, but we shall never know the outcome, so we must content ourselves with the interim, struggle with it, or ignore it. Opinions vary on the best option.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

All the same (Chambers)

They frequently asked themself what it was they were doing. They never truly felt like they got a handle on that. They kept doing it all the same.

Becky Chambers, A Psalm for the Wild-Built

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The greatest failure

The greatest failure is for what one was
to be better than what one is.

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Hang on

Where nothing is real,
hang onto what is true.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

So many

So many mistake horror for glory.

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New poems

+15

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Monday, August 15, 2022

The world you notice

The world you notice is but a fraction of the world.

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In abundance

We swim fine in abundance but drown in irrelevance.

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Only

Dread only the unrecoverable error, the irreparable disaster.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Regardless

What is true is true, regardless of whether we hoped it would be true or untrue.

Ditto for what is untrue.

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A greater debt

I acknowledge a greater debt to culture than to society.

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To dance and depart

We wish to dance with hazard
and depart before disaster.

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Ecosystem of poetry

It takes a lot of unsuccessful poetry to make a healthy ecosystem of Poetry.

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New poems

+15

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Friday, August 12, 2022

The Prisoner (Das)

As the convict studies
his prison's geography
I study the trappings
of your body, dear love,
for I must some day find
an escape from its snare.

Kamala Das, "The Prisoner"

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Falling in love

We don't fall in love with a person. We fall in love with what we like about a person, including what we like to dislike about them.

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

The cure

The cure for love is the lover.

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More

More is no substitute for better.

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