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Die Uhren

“Dummheit ist nicht meine Stärke. Ich habe viele Individuen gekannt, ich habe einige Nationen besucht, ich habe an verschiedenen Unternehmungen mit teilgenommen, ohne Liebe dazu, ich habe fast jeden Tag gegessen, ich habe Frauen berührt. 122 more words


Lost Wine

One day I tossed into the Ocean
(I don’t recall under what skies)
A kind of offering to the void,
A whole remnant of precious wine… 62 more words


Quote of the day: Paul Valéry

Born on this day – Paul Valéry (30 October 1871 – 20 July 1945)

“Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking”

– Paul Valéry… 22 more words


Quote of the Day

A man is a poet if the difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas.

Paul Valéry

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Comme le vent se lève, nous devrions essayer de vivre! : A French-titled post

Since a friend of mine commented on a recent post that my blog is much about my “lovelife” (or lack of it, for that matter… 460 more words


The Trouble with Writing and the Dangers of Reading

I was recently reading How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard, and I was struck by some of his observations. He analyzes how reading actually works and whether anyone actually reads anything, since we forget things immediately after reading and read through our own perceptions. 644 more words

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