— Virginia Woolf, from The Waves (Hogarth Press, 1931)
— Anne Carson, Stanzas, Sexes, Seductions
You do this, you do.
You take the things you love and tear them apart
or you pin them down with your body and pretend they’re yours.
— Richard Siken, from A Primer For The Small Weird Loves
that’s why it fills so quickly."
— Dunya Mikhil, section 4 of “Tablets,” in Poetry (Vol. CCIII, No. 6, March 2014)
you never get nervous anymore
OK Go, I Want You So Bad I Can’t Breathe
The things you never knew—
I wanted to gather them one by one
And bring them to you."
— D.H. Lawrence, from Everlasting Flowers
I could have loved you better in the dark."
— Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Rendezvous
— Steve Wozniak
But I would rather be alone
than pretend I feel alright
— Khaled Hosseini