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malojasnake · a month ago
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— Sunrise, by Louise Glück
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geminiscene · a month ago
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magnoliarot · 2 months ago
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Louise Glück | Becca Stadtlander | Kendra DeColo | Monica de la Torre | Lois Dodd | Tjawangwa Dema
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facinaoris · 2 months ago
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Averno, Louise Glück
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nomorechoirs · a month ago
We’ll dream of a longer summer.
“My nerves long for the sun, summer, and freedom.” — Hermann Hesse trans. Mark Harman
“Spring was giving way to summer and people getting off work were shedding their jackets, folding them over their forearms to carry. A familiar itch was creeping in. That aching toward something wild–when the days get longer and a walk through the city becomes entirely pleasant from morning to night, when you want to run drunk down an empty street in sneakers and fling all responsibility to the wayside.” — Michelle Zauner
“Well now it’s summer I thought, so let me do something new.” — Sujata Bhatt
“I wasted my summer in destructive restlessness, trying to find a way to be comfortable in my life and my skin. Very stupid. I hope you’ll avoid that. Go out. Get some proper hold of your moods. Relax.” — Martha Gellhorn
“Early summer, idle images. No wind, no wound, the world unpetaled and opened to anyone’s tongue.” — Charles Wright
“And it grows, the vain summer, even for us with our bright green sins.” — Carlo Betocchi trans. Geoffrey Brock
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"But — that one summer of bliss. In that kitchen. I was not afraid of burns or scars; I didn’t suffer from sleepless nights. Every day I thrilled with pleasure at the challenges tomorrow would bring. Memorizing the recipe, I would make carrot cakes that included a bit of my soul. At the supermarket I would stare at a bright red tomato, loving it for dear life. Having known such joy, there was no going back." — Banana Yoshimoto
“It was the summer she threw herself onto her mattress and looked up at the print of Monet’s water lilies hanging above, and broke through the wall to float in the warm water of the paint. She could breathe inside it and thought of Ophelia who never really seemed dead. They were not dead in the water. She was not suffocating with a mouth painted shut painted into a square of blue hung on the wall of a teenage girl.” — Ely Shipley
“This summer I’ll cut my hair off. This summer I’ll be Jeanne D'Arc. I’ll write the script, I’ll play her life. I’ll burn for what I believe.” — Carole Maso
“It is summer and I am in the middle of my life. Alone and happy.” — Linda Gregg
“If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” — Evelyn Waugh
“I began to talk. I talked about summer, and about time. The pleasures of eating, the terrors of the night. About this cup we call a life. About happiness. And how good it feels, the heat of the sun between the shoulder blades.” — Mary Oliver
“I could sense the persistent violence with which the closed earth was opening up inside as it prepared to give birth, and knew with what burden of sweetness the summer would ripen a hundred thousand oranges, and I knew that those oranges were mine, simply because I wanted it so.” — Clarice Lispector trans. Giovanni Pontiero
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— “Vernal Equinox Navels”, Carolyn Lord
“Remember the days of our first happiness, how strong we were, how dazed by passion, lying all day, then all night in the narrow bed, sleeping there, eating there too: it was summer, it seemed everything had ripened at once.” — Louise Gluck
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— “Stay Gold”, First Aid Kit
“Deep within everyone’s heart there always remains a sense of longing for that hour, that summer, that one brief moment of blossoming.” — Irene Nemirovsky trans. Sandra Smith
“That summer we sat with our backs to the street, letting time pass— lying all afternoon in the grass as if green and insect were the world. I am, I am, and you are, you are, we wrote, until the paper seemed a tree again and we walked beneath it greener and unsullied afresh.” — Deborah Landau
“In summer the song sings itself.” — William Carlos Williams
“I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.” — Violette Leduc
“The summer is in me like a readiness for flight, / And I search among the signs / For the flare, polestar, pulley towards the edge.” — Muriel Rukeyser
“The summer dress rustles against the flesh of my thighs, the grass grows underfoot, at the edges of my eyes there are movements, in the branches; feathers, flittings, grace notes, tree into bird, metamorphosis run wild. Goddesses are possible now and the air suffuses with desire.” — Margaret Atwood
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— “Woman with a Parasol”, Claude Monet
“Twilight, then early evening. Fireflies in the room, flickering here and there, here and there, and summer’s deep sweetness filling the open window.” — Louise Gluck
“Dark summer grass. Lightning bugs in their slow flashing. The night above you was more in you than your breath, the stars always shifting in your chest.” — Joanna Klink
“Summer night — even the stars are whispering to each other.” — Kobayashi Issa trans. Robert Hass
“This summer night deep down under the stars was all the things you would ever feel or see or hear in your life, drowning you all at once.” — Ray Bradbury
“”One moment longer,“ whispered solitude and the summer moon, “stay with us: all is truly quiet now; for another quarter of an hour your presence will not be missed: the day’s heat and bustle have tired you; enjoy these precious minutes.”” — Charlotte Bronte
“Sometimes in later summer I won’t touch anything, not the flowers, not the blackberries brimming in the thickets; I won’t drink from the pond; I won’t name the birds of the trees; I won’t whisper my own name. One morning, the fox came down the hill, glittering and confident, and didn’t see me — and I thought: so this is the world. I’m not in it. It is beautiful.” — Mary Oliver
“And it was so good this summer/ To become unaccustomed to my name/ In that almost vineyard silence/ And that reality imitating dream.” — Anna Akhmatova trans. Judith Hemschemeyer
“And it was here, one summer day, I sat down to read an old book. When I looked up from the noon-lit page, I saw a vision of a world about to come, and a world about to go.” — Li-Young Lee
“I write to make you suffer, to dance life before you. Do you see how summer holds me?” — Anne-Marie Kegels trans. Keith Waldrop
“It is summer. The singing grows urgent. Twice a week, sometimes more, I am called from sleep to walk in the night and think of death.” — Mary Oliver
“Some mornings in summer I step outside and the sky opens and pours itself into me as if I were a saint about to die.” — Lisel Mueller
“I want to stay awake for the next three days and nights, drawing the threads of my summer cocoon neatly about me and snipping all the loose ends: to savor until the dying of the last wave, the last dawn, this place, the leaving of which means leaving a great space of living…and aging, aging.” — Sylvia Plath
“We’ll dream of a longer summer but this is the one we have: I lay my sunburnt hand on your table: this is the time we have.” — Adrienne Rich
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feestje · 4 years ago
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— Louise Glück, from “Otis,” Meadowlands (1996)
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antigonies · 4 years ago
Persephone is having sex in hell. Unlike the rest of us, she doesn’t know what winter is, only that she is what causes it.
Louise Glück, “Persephone the Wanderer” from Averno
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merulae · 2 years ago
We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.
Louise Glück, from “Nostos” in Meadowlands
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megairea · a year ago
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Louise Glück, from Departure; Meadowlands, 1996
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unchildhood · a year ago
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‘Parados’, Ararat (1992);
Untitled photographs, Fata Morgana series (2016)
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pigmenting · 2 years ago
I remember my childhood as a long wish to be elsewhere.
Louise Glück, from “Unpainted Door” in Poems 1962-2012
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shored--fragments · 5 years ago
I was a winged obsessive, my moonlit feathers were paper. I lived hardly at all among men and women; I spoke only to angels.
Louise Glück, Ancient Text
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