“the way it is with children . . .”

dlb.libby-1.wm.jpg“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” 

 
~Rilke
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more image than a shade . . .

Before me floats an image, man or shade, 
Shade more than man, more image than a shade; 
For Hades’ bobbin bound in mummy-cloth 
May unwind the winding path; 
A mouth that has no moisture and no breath 
Breathless mouths may summon; 
I hail the superhuman; 
I call it death-in-life and life-in-death.
~Yeats

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if only one could leave this life slowly . . .

“It’s not that we have to quit
this life one day, but it’s how
many things we have to quit
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves,
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept
of subway trains… if only one
could leave this life slowly!” 

 
~Roman Payne

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