I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
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