seamed with cracks,
ready to shatter."
— Denise Levertov, from “The Passing Bell”
Standing Male Nude - Study of Tony Asserati
Oil on canvas
97 cm x 45.5 cm
— Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
Marianne Moore, Poems, from The Egoist Press, 1921.
various sounds consistently indistinct, like intermingled echoes
struck from thin glass successively at random—"
— Marianne Moore, from “Those Various Scalpels”
and purr in my lap…"
— Gabriela Mistral, “The Storyteller”
The Wind, 1928.
- “awkwardly we bump into stars
we see nothing we hear nothing
we beat with our fists on the dark ether”— Zbigniew Herbert, from “First the Dog,” trans....
- “Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death… others through sheer inability to cross the street.”
- “So, I say, what of the night, the terrible night?”— Djuna Barnes, Nightwood