Tag Archives: Solitude

People Who Need People: Sherwood Anderson

It is all right your saying you do not need other people, but there are a lot of people who need you. Sherwood Anderson Letters of Sherwood Anderson

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Family: Anne Shaw

Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplainable peace. Anne Shaw But Such Is Life (1931) The illustration is copyright: Vladimir Kant via Shutterstock

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Bamboo And A Bird: Linda Gregg

In the subway late at night. Waiting for the downtown train at Forty-Second Street. Walking back and forth on the platform. Too tired to give money. Staring at the magazine covers in the kiosk. Someone passes me from behind, wearing … Continue reading

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I Am Monarch Of All I Survey: Solitude

I am monarch of all I survey; My right there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute O Solitude! where are the charms That sages have … Continue reading

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Idleness and Solitude: Dr Johnson

If you are idle, be not solitary; If you are solitary, be not idle. Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) The illustration is ‘Picture of a lonely girl walking along a city street‘ Image ID: 61626385 Copyright: Alexandra Thompson via Shutterstock

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I built my hut in a zone of human habitation Yet near me there sounds no noise of horse or coach, Would you know how that is possible? A heart that is distant creates a wilderness round it. I pluck … Continue reading

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