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