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Let me enjoy the earth no less
Because the all-enacting Might
That fashioned forth its loveliness
Had other aims than my delight.


Thomas Hardy

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my world is thinning
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fight less than others,<...
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That's how I feel-
like the winter-fringed
breeze might scoop
me up ...
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We had no ending,
no said goodbye.

For all my life,
I'll wonder why.
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Hush my soul to meet the shock
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Let me taste the meaning of sublime;
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i am in need of a sudden Shift,
Your crimson lips. screaming at my Lips.
Let me hold down ...
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My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
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Why not? If you're not going to let me see you naked, we might as well be girlfriends."
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The anthem of the world.
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Sonnets a...
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XVI
I love the handful of the earth you are.
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Be to her, Persephone,
All the things I might not be;
Take her head upon your knee.
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Let my toes teach the shore
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I couldn't let you sacrifice yourself for me."

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Where to start?
Everything cracks and shakes,
The air trembles with similes,
No one w...
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But I love your feet
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From the complications of loving you
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Letmeoutletme
outletmeoutletmeout.
Wait--let me back in!
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Letmeinletme
i...
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I cut myself because you wouldn't let me cry.
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I...
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Maxim 29:
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-The Seventy...
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You should read something else."
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I don't know," she s...
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Miaow

Consider me.
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I will...
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Let my silence grow with noise
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Let my silence permea...
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b...
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It doesn't bother me
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Today is crowned with great success! ANON.
Cites and Thrones and Powers
Stand in Time's eye
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Overheard on a Saltmarsh"

Nymph, nymph, what are your beads?

Green glass, gobl...
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I never cut my neighbor's throat;
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I never spoiled his ho...
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Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all ...
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And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."

...
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Darkness takes over my mind
I can see only...
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Let me die the moment my love dies.
Let me not outlive my own capacity to love.
Let me d...
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who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never whol...
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And now you're mine. Rest with your dream in my dream.
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I value my own
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"It wasn't my fault."
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I plan for all obstacles,
I prepare with care,
I worry endlessly
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Save in the office and affairs of love:
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Trapped

don't undress my love
you might find a mannequin:
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Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
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I had the blues
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until upon the street,
I met a man who had no feet.
ANON.
Give me love like her
'Cause lately I've been waking up alone
Paint splattered teardrops o...
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Like time suspended,
a wound unmended--
you and I.

We had no ending,
...
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You are the light in my darkness,
Restful peace for my soul.
You are the one who rescues m...
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Haunted

You haunt me in my dreams
I can only hear my drowning screams
Is it bec...
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i
let myself
know
that my life
doesn't
have to be over
just because AMANDA LOVELACE
Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity the nation ...
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Let me lay bare my soul
to show you’re not alone
in this naked rawness

- Vuln...
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Countless words
count less
than the silent balance
between yin and yang
LAO TZU
but my dad said it was no excuse.
"But I love him!" I had never seen my sister cry that much. STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Note to Self – Thoughts design my energy!

My

thoughts

WILL
<...
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Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter...
PABLO NERUDA
Tis the night—the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
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ENDURANCE

I don't know you,
But I love you,
Just as God loves me and you.
...
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I still don’t know where the river begins, or where it ends. I don’t know where it comes from, o...
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Blessed be, it's finally Spring.
In joy and delight the birds sing,
Ravished upon the en...
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I will ask no more of life than this:
that I might love you through all my days,
and that ...
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a...
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My favorite six letter word is
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because it promises
so much.

My favo...
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Some days I wake up
and all I feel
are the fractures
in the flesh
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The Moon

And, like a dying lady lean and pale,
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On a Fine Morning”
in Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)

WHENCE comes Solac...
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I prayed for riches and achieved success,
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My cares...
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Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are no...
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How the miracle of our meeting
Shone there and sang,
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And meadow rivulets overflow, And drops on gate-bars hang in a row, And rooks in families homeward g...
THOMAS HARDY
The next morning, when Thomasin withdrew the curtains of her bedroom window, there stood the Maypole...
THOMAS HARDY
Well, here I am, just come home; a fellow gone to the bad; though I had the best intentions in the w...
THOMAS HARDY
This does represent a split decision. The NCAA is apparently not persuaded by the university's argum...
THOMAS HARDY
And at home by the fire, whenever you look up, there I shall be - and whenever I look up, there you ...
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Love, though added emotion, is substracted capacity
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When yellow lights struggle with blue shades in hairlike lines.
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He had just reached the time of life at which 'young' is ceasing to be the prefix of 'man' in speaki...
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He is a sort of steady man in a wild way, you know. That's better than to be as some are, wild in a ...
THOMAS HARDY
I had a neat stock of fixed opinions, but they dropped away one by one; and the further I get the le...
THOMAS HARDY
you are absolutely the most ethereal, least sensual woman I ever knew to exist without inhuman sexle...
THOMAS HARDY
I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and kee...
THOMAS HARDY
On this particular day her father, the vicar of a parish on the sea-swept outskirts of Lower Wessex,...
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What a way Oak had, she thought, of enduring things. Boldwood, who seemed so much deeper and higher ...
THOMAS HARDY
An average woman is in this superior to an average man—that she never instigates, only responds.
THOMAS HARDY
You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.
THOMAS HARDY
A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after...
THOMAS HARDY
A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never...
THOMAS HARDY
People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfe...
THOMAS HARDY
Tess's feminine hope - shall we confess it - had been so obstinately recuperative as to revive in he...
THOMAS HARDY
Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
THOMAS HARDY
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
THOMAS HARDY
Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the...
THOMAS HARDY
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance...
THOMAS HARDY
Fear is the mother of foresight.
THOMAS HARDY
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distincti...
THOMAS HARDY
I am the family face; / Flesh perishes, I live on, / Projecting trait and trace / Through time to ti...
THOMAS HARDY
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
THOMAS HARDY
Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in nois...
THOMAS HARDY
So zestfully canst thou sing? / And all this indignity, / With God's consent, on thee! / Blinded ere...
THOMAS HARDY
To persons standing alone on a hill during a clear midnight such as this, the roll of the world east...
THOMAS HARDY
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidan...
THOMAS HARDY
You overrate my capacity of love. I don't posess half the warmth of nature you believe me to have. A...
THOMAS HARDY
What is it, Angel?" she said, starting up. "Have they come for me?"

"Yes, dearest," he sa...
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That it would always be summer and autumn, and you always courting me, and always thinking as much o...
THOMAS HARDY
Did you say the stars were worlds, Tess?"
"Yes."
"All like ours?"
"I don't know, but ...
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On a Fine Morning”
in Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)

WHENCE comes Solac...
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The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of...
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Eyeing her as a critic eyes a doubtful painting.
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Indeed, he seemed to approach the grave as a hyperbolic curve approaches a straight line -- less dir...
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So little cause for carolings / Of such ecstatic sound / Was written on terrestrial things / Afar or...
THOMAS HARDY
It's a good idea. This way, it might be televised.
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But no one came. Because no one ever does.
THOMAS HARDY
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
THOMAS HARDY
Women are so strange in their influence that they tempt you to misplaced kindness.
THOMAS HARDY
That mercy towards one set of creatures was cruelty towards another sickened his sense of harmony. A...
THOMAS HARDY
What at night had been perfect and ideal was by day the more or less defective real.
THOMAS HARDY
It is a difficult question, my friends, for any young man-- that question I had to grapple with, and...
THOMAS HARDY
They spoke very little of their mutual feelings: pretty phrases and warm attentions being probably u...
THOMAS HARDY
Well, what I mean is that I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without hav...
THOMAS HARDY
Christmas Eve Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. "Now they are all on their knees," An elder...
THOMAS HARDY
There's a friendly tie of some sort between music and eating.
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Let truth be told - women do as a rule live through such humiliations, and regain their spirits, and...
THOMAS HARDY
Like all people who have known rough times, light-heartedness seemed to her too irrational and incon...
THOMAS HARDY
Yet her experience had consisted less in a series of pure disappointments than in a series of substi...
THOMAS HARDY
With peace of mind came development, and with development beauty. Knowledge—the result of great na...
THOMAS HARDY
Fancies find room in the strongest minds. Here, in a churchyard old as civilization, in the worst of...
THOMAS HARDY
There are men whose hearts insist upon a dogged fidelity to some image or cause thrown by chance int...
THOMAS HARDY
He was to them like the poet of a new school who takes his contemporaries by storm; who is not reall...
THOMAS HARDY
The man was of fine figure, swarthy, and stern in aspect; and he showed in profile a facial angle so...
THOMAS HARDY
It was part of his nature to extenuate nothing and live on as one of his own worst accusers.
THOMAS HARDY
Her experience had been of a kind to teach her, rightly or wrongly, that the doubtful honor of a bri...
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