— Pablo Neruda
by Jack Gilbert
We find out the heart only by dismantling what
the heart knows. By redefining the morning,
we find a morning that comes just after darkness.
We can break through marriage into marriage.
By insisting on love we spoil it, get beyond
affection and wade mouth-deep into love.
there is a body in my body
ten times my size
pushing itself out.
she sees funerals in everything
and tells my fingers
that they’ll never be...
- “This part is the true
Part and still, you can die from it. Don’t
Belong here, ever.”— Anne Marie Rooney, from “When the heart stalls” (via ...
I was the name of nothing and I moved like a god
with my tongue. I was everything to everyone
and I sat on my stoop with my hands on my crown.”