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Shakespeare and Goethe on Love: from Despair to Hope

“She had a wildness in her eyes and into it I plunged.” Goethe, “Sorrows of Young Werther” In January 1778 Christel von Lassberg drowned herself in the river Ilm, the reason most probably being unrequited love. A copy of Goethe’s … Continue reading

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“There is a girl inside” by Lucille Clifton

There is a girl inside. She is randy as a wolf. She will not walk away and leave these bones to an old woman. She is a green tree in a forest of kindling. She is a green girl in … Continue reading

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The Flowers

Goddess Flora   “The Flowers” by Stéphane Mallarmé (translated by Henry Weinfield) “From golden showers of the ancient skies, On the first day, and the eternal snow of stars, You once unfastened giant calyxes For the young earth still innocent … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Taurus

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