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Portraits of America #6: The Girl Who Loved People As They Are

This is a drawing of me by my just married friend ε.

We have the same age. 1983 was a good year for babies.

We met at Brighton University when we were 22. 784 more words


With some quite personal purpose

One only reads well that which one reads with some quite personal purpose. It may be to acquire some power. It can be out of hatred for the author.

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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”

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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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