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Alexandra Leaving (Leonard Cohen)

Suddenly the night has grown colder. Some deity preparing to depart. Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder, they slip between the sentries of your heart. Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure, they gain the light, they formlessly entwine; and radiant beyond … Lees verder

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The God Abandons Antony (C.P. Cavafy)

When suddenly, at midnight, you hear an invisible procession going by with exquisite music, voices, don’t mourn your luck that’s failing now, work gone wrong, your plans all proving deceptive—don’t mourn them uselessly. As one long prepared, and graced with … Lees verder

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