Saturday, July 31, 2010


"There wouldn't be a sky full of stars
 if we were all meant to wish on the same one."

- Frances Clark

Lo! in thine honest eyes I read

Lo! in thine honest eyes I read
The auspicious beacon that shall lead,
After long sailing in deep seas,
To quiet havens in June ease.
Thy voice sings like an inland bird
First by the seaworn sailor heard;
And like road sheltered from life's sea
Thine honest heart is unto me.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

Thursday, July 29, 2010

O bed!

O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.

~Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg - Her Dream

Her sleeping world

"Heaven's ebon vault, studded with stars unutterably bright, through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, seems like a canopy which love has spread to curtain her sleeping world.”

--Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


"The plainest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness: her state is like that of things in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.”

--Michel de Montaigne

Sunday, July 25, 2010


“I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.”

--Albert Einstein

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beds of roses

And I will make thee beds
of Roses
And a thousand
fragrant Posies.
--Christopher Marlowe

Friday, July 16, 2010

At Night

The wind is singing through the trees to-night,

A deep-voiced song of rushing cadences

And crashing intervals. No summer breeze

Is this, though hot July is at its height,

Gone is her gentler music; with delight

She listens to this booming like the seas,

These elemental, loud necessities

Which call to her to answer their swift might.

Above the tossing trees shines down a star,

Quietly bright; this wild, tumultuous joy

Quickens nor dims its splendour. And my mind,

O Star! is filled with your white light, from far,

So suffer me this one night to enjoy

The freedom of the onward sweeping wind.
--Amy Lowell

Thursday, July 15, 2010

One friend

There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.  

--Edith Wharton

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Only the deepest secrets

"O no," she said, "you can't say just anything to the wind. Only the deepest secrets will do; and also you must not use the letter i." 

- Story People

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dear friend

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.

~William Shakespeare

Monday, July 12, 2010

When the full moon is shining

"Tell me what you feel in your room
     when the full moon is shining in upon you
     and your lamp is dying out,
     and I will tell you how old you are
     and I shall know if you are happy."
--Henri Frederic Amiel

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
Adorns and cheers our way;
And still, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray.

--Oliver Goldsmith

Thursday, July 8, 2010


We will meet again:
I know not where,
I know not when.
Yet--as sure as birds
fly over the sea,
the day will dawn
when once again
you'll come to me.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak.  

~John Donne


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Were I a cloud

Were I a cloud I'd gather 
My skirts up in the air, 
And fly well know whither, 
And rest I well know where.
--Robert Bridges

Sunday, July 4, 2010


"A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out."

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Thursday, July 1, 2010


You have vanished, disappeared,
and I am left to wonder
why it all turned out this way.
I find no answers, only questions,
as I gaze up at the sky, remembering.

You were real, and you were warm;
your arms were my safe harbor. 
Then I turned and you were gone
though you never said goodbye.
The silence echoes still; the night is trembling.