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My happiness is marred only by my failure to attain it.


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I have become an orchid washed in on the salt white beach. Memory, what can I make of it now that might please you- this life, already wasted and still strewn with miracles?



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A poem is a finished work of the mind, it is not the work of a finished mind.



We are all one question, and the best answer seems to be love—a connection between things.

We are all one question, and the best answer seems to be love—a connection between things.



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In life, the number of beginnings is exactly equal to the number of endings ... In poetry, the number of beginnings so far exceeds the number of endings that we cannot even conceive of it.



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in the beginning William Shakespeare was a baby, and knew absolutely nothing. He couldn't even speak.



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I'm lucky enough to occasionally be able to do something I love - write poems - and unlucky enough that what I love confuses and overwhelms me.



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Art has always been aware of itself as art.


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In our marginal existence, what else is there but this voice within us, this great weirdness we are always leaning forward to listen to?



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In the end I would rather wonder than know



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The origins of poetry are clearly rooted in obscurity, in secretiveness, in incantation, in spells that must at once invoke and protect, tell the secret and keep it.





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This page presents the quote "My happiness is marred only by my failure to attain it.". Author of this quote is Mary Ruefle. This quote is about happiness, failure,.