I am tired of the litany of months, September October I am tired of the way the seasons keep changing, mimicking the seasons of the flesh which are real and finite.

— Linda Pastan

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Evil is simply a grammatical error: a failure to leap the precipice between "he" and "I.

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I have dreamed of our bed as if it were a shore where we would be washed up, not this striped mattress we must cover with sheets. [from "After an Absence"]

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I regret the way pain has taught me nothing.

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Spring is the shortest season.

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What we want is never simple.

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What we want is never simple. We move among the things we thought we wanted: a face, a room, an open book and these things bear our names - now they want us. But what we want appears in dreams, wearing disguises. We fall past, holding out our arms and in the morning our arms ache. We don't remember the dream, but the dream remembers us. It is there all day as an animal is there under the table, as the stars are there.

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Poetry is not a code to be broken but a way of seeing with the eyes shut.

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There are poems that are never written, that simply move across the mind like skywriting on a still day: slowly the first word drifts west, the last letters dissolve on the tongue, and what is left is the pure blue of insight, without cloud or comfort.

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I made a list of things I have to remember and a list of things I want to forget, but I see they are the same list.

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Grief is a circular staircase.

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