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Musee Des Beaux Arts: W H Auden

About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters: how well they understood Its human position; how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window Or just walking dully along. Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) The illustration … Continue reading

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Time Does Not Assuage: Emily Dickinson

They say that ‘time assuages,’– Time never did assuage; An actual suffering strengthens, As sinews do, with age. Time is a test of trouble, But not a remedy. If such it prove, it prove too There was no malady. Emily … Continue reading

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The Stars Have Not Dealt Me The Worst They Could Do

The stars have not dealt me the worst they could do: My pleasures are plenty, my troubles are two. But oh, my two troubles they reave me of rest, The brains in my head and the heart in my breast. … Continue reading

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