“And one more <birthday> might be a small consolation to us all for having to face death-day, too ,,, the day when each of us is thrown off the train of time by a burly, heartless conductor as it roars through the months and years, party hats, candles, confetti, and horoscopes billowing up in the turbulent storm of its wake.”
“And who cares if it takes me all day to write a poem about the dawn and I finish in the dark with the night—some love it best—draped across my shoulders.”
“... poetry is a place where both are true at once, where meaning only one thing at time spells malfunction.”
“It's enough just to have the words, which alone make me even more grateful that I was born in America and English is my mother tongue.”
“I think what I am really saying is that language is better than reality”
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