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J. Genet - Our Lady of the Flowers

What is a malefactor? A tie dancing in the moonlight, an epileptic rug, a stairway going up flat on its belly, a dagger on the march since the beginning of the world, a panicky phial of poison, gloved hands in the darkness, a sailor’s blue collar, an open succession, a series of benign and simple gestures, a silent hasp.

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Goldwing Moth

A goldwing moth is between the scissors
and the ink bottle on the desk.
Last night it flew hundreds of circles
around a glass bulb and a flame wire.

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Literary Quotes

JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

I felt like praying or something, when I was in bed, but I couldn’t do it. I can’t always pray when I feel like it. In the first place, I’m sort of an atheist.

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thought for the day.

‘Pretty is something you’re born with. But beautiful, that’s an equal opportunity adjective.’ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Miscellany

The past beats inside me like a second heart. 

John Banville

Happy 70th birthday, John Banville! The Booker Prize-winning novelist also writes crime fiction under the name Benjamin Black—he has said that books written under his own name, like The Sea, can take up to five years to write, while books written under his pseudonym are finished in under five months.

Writing

“In my arms, I’m holding myself in my arms, without much tenderness, but faithfully, faithfully. Sleep now, as under that ancient lamp, all twined together, tired out with so much talking, so much listening, so much toil and play.”

-Samuel Beckett

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