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Ended up reading the prose of Paul Celan during flight delay. This is my favorite so far: So Many Constellations 
In NYtimes review (A LOVE AFFAIR WITH SILENCE) of Collected Prose by Paul Celan, what’s said about the translator (from German > English) is equally poetic: “Her English (now her working language) has an idiomatic adroitness that catches the pauses and suspensions in Celan’s breath - his prose often seems breathed rather than thought into place.”

Portrait of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Arnold Genthe, c. 1914

Oscar Wilde, De Profundis 

" Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace. "

- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (via camilla-macauley)

" There are always flowers for those who want to see them. "

- Henri Matisse (via ohdreaming)

(Source: singingovertheboness)


Robert Frost

Henry Raine, “The Indian Summer” (1872)

Algernon Charles Swinburne, “The Garden of Proserpine”