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Beauty? What is that? – Beauty in itself is no…

Beauty? What is that? – Beauty in itself is nothing.

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Was it Apollo’s snare so that poets fore…

Was it Apollo’s snare
so that poets forever,
should be caught in the maze of the Walls

of a Troy that never fell?
was it a round of Delphic priestesses,
beating on Holy Ground,

a rhythm before the altar,
or the crash of sword upon sword
of the Pyrrhic dancers?

how could the lyre-string fail?

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Just think of that; isn’t it almost a new religion that these Japanese teach us, who are so simple and live in nature as if they themselves were flowers?

Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother, Theo van Gogh.

For wisdom is the property of the dead, A some…

For wisdom is the property of the dead,
A something incompatible with life; and power,
Like everything that has the stain of blood,
A property of the living…

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