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The Thought

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I will not write a poem for you, because a poem, even the loveliest, can only do what words can do – stir the air, and dwindle, and be at rest. Nor will I hold you with my hands, because the bones of my hands on yours would press, and you’d say after, ‘Mortal was, and crumbling, that lover’s tenderness.’ But I will hold you in a thought without moving spirit or desire or will […]

I want to build a home

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I want to build a home, Build it on the stars; A porcelain house made of beauty marks and scars. I want to build a home On the water, in the sea Right between the waves, where the salty wind will cradle me. I want to build a home A house made of sand In an imaginary place of yet untrodden land. I want to build a home – Not a palace, nor a castle, […]