Well I’ve seen lots, but never in a million years would think to see you here
didn’t you see my heart leap like a pup in the constant barley?
And if you come and see me,
you will upset the order.
You cannot come and see me,
for I set myself apart.
And when you come and see me,
you cross the border of my heart.
Well, I have sown untidy furrows
across my soul,
but I am still a coward
content to see my garden grow
so sweet & full
of someone else’s flowers.
"I believe love will always surround you, brave as a bear with a heart rare and true.
But if you are scared, if you are blue
I have prepared this small song for you:"
The door is half open,
The lindens smell sweet…
On the table, forgotten,
A riding crop and a glove.
The yellow circle of the lamp…
I’m listening to rustlings.
Why did you go?
I don’t understand…
Tomorrow morning will be
Joyful and bright.
This life is beautiful,
Heart, just be wise.
You are completely exhausted.
Your beating is fainter, more muffled…
You know, I read somewhere
That souls are immortal."
Anna Akhmatova :: February 17, 1911
"I waited for dawn, but only because I had forgotten how hard mornings were. For a second I’d be normal. Then came the dim awareness of something off, out of place. Then the truth came crashing down and that was it for the rest of the day. Sunlight was reproof. Shouldn’t I feel better than I had in the dead of night?"
Francine Prose :: Goldengrove
but even when you run through my mind
something else is in front, oh you’re behind
and i don’t have to remind you to stick with your kind