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Langston Hughes 

She in the dark found light brighter than many ever see.

She within herself found loveliness through the soul’s own mastery.

And now the world receives from her dower: the message of the strength of inner power.



In contrast to the remarkably large number of people who are saying so loudly this week that we can’t ever link US foreign policy to any act of terrorism, there’s this: 198 more words

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The Count of Monte Cristo

There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison with one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. 34 more words

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Night Walking

All was so still, so soft, in earth and air

You scarce would start to meet a spirit there

Secure that naught of evil could delight to walk… 8 more words



“Because if you think about it, the purpose of a flower’s life is to live and die for someone’s enjoyment. These flowers are uniquely special because their sole purpose in their lives was to live and die for your enjoyment.”


Other peoples' words II

From The Black Dog’s Soundcloud

A lot of people love music. A lot of musicians love music, despite it being their job. After all, how many bin men love black bags? 51 more words

Bluster and Rubbish, and So Much More: The Burgess Shakespeare Through the Eyes of Steve Donoghue

This popped up in my inbox this morning, and I felt it very worthy of sharing. Steve’s posts are always exceedingly readable, but this one was extra good. 115 more words

Other People's Words