Category: poem

People grow up by living.

People grow up by living.

How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how…

How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet.

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one o…

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one of the young students asked me.
‘Are you trying to be funny?’ I asked him.
‘No, no, I’m serious. Would you advise writing as a career?’
‘Writing chooses you, you don’t choose it.’

Power is in tearing [the] human mind to pieces…

Power is in tearing [the] human mind to pieces and putting [it] together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or …

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human.

For just one second, look at your life and see…

For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.

We have our whole lives ahead of us and all I …

We have our whole lives ahead of us and all I want to do is take a nap.

Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?

Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, …

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, age after age, forever.

Our passions are, in truth, like the phoenix. …

Our passions are, in truth, like the phoenix. When the old one burns away, the new one rises out of its ashes at once.