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The Second Coming

by William Butler Yeats (1919) Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The … Continue reading

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W. H. Auden on Change

We would rather be ruined than changed.We would rather die in our dreadThan climb the cross of the momentAnd let our illusions die. – W.H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety

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Notes from the Other Side – Jane Kenyon

I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one’s own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no plastic, no insurance premiums, and of course no illness. Contrition does … Continue reading

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