1. 10

    Art is the means we have of undoing the damage of haste. It's what everything else isn't.

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  2. 9

    Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.

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  3. 8

    I have gone into the waste lonely places

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  4. 7

    May my silences become more accurate.

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  5. 6

    How body from spirit slowly does unwind, until we are pure spirit at the end.

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  6. 5

    Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

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  7. 4

    Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

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  8. 3

    Beginnings start without shade,Thinner than minnows.The live grass whirls with the sun,Feet run over the simple stones,There's time enough.Behold, in the lout's eye, love.

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  9. 2

    I always felt mean, jogging back over the logging road,As if I had broken the natural order of things in that swampland;Disturbed some rhythm, old and of vast importance,By pulling off flesh from the living planet;As if I had committed, against the whole scheme of life, a desecration.

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  10. 1

    What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

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  11. Last Update: 1 October 2022

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