Quote Of The Day #38

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I have an Audible plus membership and it gives free audio books. Even though I know I often don’t like these free books, I can’t resist a freebie. So I downloaded an anthology of poems “She Walked In Beauty”. It turns out better than I thought. Most of these poems are about love, a topic one will never get tired of.

I have been so great a lover: filled my days
So proudly with the splendour of Love’s praise,
The pain, the calm, and the astonishment,
Desire illimitable, and still content,
And all dear names men use, to cheat despair,
For the perplexed and viewless streams that bear
Our hearts at random down the dark of life.

“The Great Lover” by Rupert Brooke

“By the time you swear you’re his,
Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this —
One of you is lying.”

Dorothy Parker

The God of Passion has his will of me
& I am tossed about
between humiliation & desire,
rectitude & lust,
disintegration & renewal,
ruin & salvation.

Steve Kowit

lovers go and lovers come
awandering awondering
but any two are perfectly
alone there’s nobody else alive

“Sweet Spring” by E. E. Cummings

You do not seem to realise that
beauty is a liability rather than
an asset …
anything an
ambitious civilisation might produce:
for you, unaided to attempt through sheer
You cannot make us
think you a delightful happen-so.
But rose, if you are brilliant, it
is not because your petals are
the without-which-nothing of pre-eminence.
You would look, minus
thorns—like a what-is-this, a mere

Marianne Moore

Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.


They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.

Oscar Wilde

11 thoughts on “Quote Of The Day #38

    1. So true. Let me think of those things that are free. I know a person who grew up on an island. When he wanted to swim, he just went to the beach. And he is not comfortable that after he grew up, he has to pay to swim.

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