I have never been a happy person, and poetry cannot save me, but these are lines that have stayed patient and steadfast regardless —
x Fact: The world is a beautiful place — once in a while. / Another fact: We fall in love twice. Maybe more, if we’re lucky.
x But I have promises to keep, / And miles to go before I sleep
x Give darkness an inch. / You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be / one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.
x until we shall attain the Springsmelling / intense large togethercoloured instant
x My love is a hundred / pitchers of honey.
x The time will come / when, with elation / you will greet yourself arriving / at your own door, in your own mirror
x What we feel most has / no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses, and birds.
x she laughed his joy she cried his grief / bird by snow and stir by still
x they shook the constellations / until the stars began to fall from the sky / and it looked like the entire universe / had begun to cry
x so we could pass into safety.
x Why does the blood in your veins travel endlessly?
x if it never does roar out of you, / do something else.
x The human heart beats 3 billion times — only — in a lifetime.
x a month later to the day, / an important part of us / is still here. I’m fine.
x There are no unsacred places; / there are only sacred places / and desecrated places.
x I am half-sick of shadows
x Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
x I believe Icarus was not failing as he fell, / but just coming to the end of his triumph.