Category: prose

I’d say the sonnet saved me, but that would se…

I’d say the sonnet saved me, but that would seem too dramatic….I am an essayist, not a poet, but that means nothing when I’m working on one line, trying to find or make a word that fits the sound and meat of it. Most of the time, I think of genres as crude masks we’re made to wear, but it is also true that when I struggle with my prose, I’ll stop sometimes and try to write a poem. And if I give myself just one constraint—no b’s, shaped like a tree, translated from another tongue—suddenly I am free.

“J’ai toujours eu soif d’affection. J’aurais voulu au moins une fois dans ma vie recevoir de l’amour…”

“J’ai toujours eu soif d’affection. J’aurais voulu au moins une fois dans ma vie recevoir de…

“Todos necesitamos alguna vez un cómplice, alguien que nos ayude a usar el corazón.”

“Todos necesitamos alguna vez un cómplice, alguien que nos ayude a usar el corazón.” -…

“Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.”

“Love said to me,
there is nothing that is not me.
Be silent.” –

Rumi. “Hush Don’t Say…

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate…”

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul…

“You wanted love and expected what? A parachute? Morphine? A gold sticker star?”

“You wanted love and expected what?
A parachute? Morphine? A gold sticker star?” -…

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is…”

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is…

“It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it,…”

“It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore…

“Anything will give up it’s secrets if you love it enough.”

“Anything will give up it’s secrets if you love it enough.” –

George Washington…

“Love follows knowledge.”

“Love follows knowledge.” –

Thomas Aquinas