Posts tagged "poetry"

Emily Dickinson's Bedroom

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“If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.” Emily Dickinson

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE : The flowers of evil

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 Charles Baudelaire by Henri Matisse

 Matisse illustrated a selection of 33 poems 

from' Les Fleurs du Mal'

 one of them is this                                                                           

                                                Be Drunk

.You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it—it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth,

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EMILY DICKINSON : HOPE

Hope is the thing with feathers emily-dickinson1 That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard;

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C.P. CAVAFY : THE FIRST STEP

The first step

 

Complaining to Theocritus one day

the youthful poet Eumenes spoke thus:

“Two years have passed since I began to write,

and on one idyl my achievement rests:

it is the only perfect piece of mine.

Alas, the ladder of Poetic art

is lofty, very lofty, I perceive;

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