Daily Archives: July 15, 2013
When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.
I hope you’re a free spirit. My soul has grown to be at ease in shackles. I’ve learned to make do with my cell as my playground. The length of my cage is enough world for me to explore. But I hope you’re a free spirit. I hope you run down endless paths and careen around the corners of the Earth, the vast corridors of the universe being merely the edge of your sandbox. I hope you dream big dreams, and wish grand wishes. I don’t dream like I once did; I can only imagine what I can fathom.
You can show me the world with a different set of eyes. Yours would be radiant, brimming with the…
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I can dance around a fire.
If the spirits take notice,
If they’re drawn by this sight,
As we might be
lured by the light
of dead stars, already,
If the spirits take notice of
Me at the blaze;
My body and face,
(Not at all faking
What I choose to let loose)
Shiny, and shaking away my disease,
Let said spirits kindly
sign off on release.
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
Iris Murdoch JULY 15,1919–FEB 8,1999 REST IN PEACE