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The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn't hard to master.
Sometimes it seems... as though only intelligent people are stupid enough to fall in love & only stupid people are intelligent enough to let themselves be loved.
Being a poet is one of the unhealthier jobs — no regular hours, so many temptations!
When you write my epitaph, you must say I was the loneliest person who ever lived.
If after I read a poem, the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so, I'm sure it's a good one.
Once more I am overcome by my own amazing sloth and unmannerliness. Can you please forgive me and believe that it is really because I want to do something well that I don't do it at all?
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Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him...
February 8, 1911
October 6, 1979
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