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The Girl Who Was A Nymph
16 April
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"Come, celebrate with me that every day something has tried to kill me and has failed." - Lucille Clifton


I am dealing with you quite straightforwardly; my heart is not made of iron.'

- Homer's The Odyssey


"Now in the name of all the Gods at once, what is one to say to a young lady . . . who earns her own bread, and very naturally hates the employ, and slings out-of-the-way quotations at your head? That one falls in love with her goes without saying; but that is not enough." - Rudyard Kipling on the Type-Writer Girl


"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." -- Henry David Thoreau


"My friend, my friend, I was born
doing reference work in sin, and born
confessing it. This is what poems are:
with mercy
for the greedy,
they are the tongue's wrangle,
the world's pottage, the rat's star."

- Anne Sexton, With Mercy for the Greedy


Hunter S. Thompson: "Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why."

(this dorky mother moment was brought to you by Margaret's hormones)

poet.mother.typewriter girl.artist.

"We walk in the world of safe people, and at night we walk into our houses and burn." - Dar Williams, Iowa
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