"S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma percioche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.

Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;
Let...
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np33di:
taken from here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/173476

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men might strive for Right;
I love...
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np33di:
taken from the book "sonnets from the portuguese"

"They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man...
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np33di:
taken from philip larkin's book "collected poems"

"If you want a teacher, try a waterfall, or a mushroom, or a mountain wilderness, or a storm-pounded seashore. This is where the action is. It's not back in the hive. It's not in the anthill, it's not knocking your head against the floor in front somebody who claims that because of their lineage and whose feet they washed, that you should...
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"The New Deal had passed a large number of measures that were regulating business in some ways for the first time, and it [had] empowered labor unions and given them a voice in the affairs of business. Corporate leaders resented both of these moves and so they launched a massive campaign of public relations designed to sell the values of free enterprise. The problem was...
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np33di:
i have never been one for politics too, especially institutionalized politics: governments, political parties, and so on. but i am conscious of what surrounds me and i think pretty crazy the idea of religion being closely tied to politics, especially when you consider the tradition of the primitive church and what meant to be a christian 2000 years ago. in that time, to be a christian was like being subversive to the religious and spiritual status quo: it was kind of a spiritual revolution. of course what once was subversive today is institutional and, worse, conservative...
np33di:
and i consider pretty crazy too the connection between the new deal and socialism. at that time, it was evident that something had to be done to solve the great depression problem: the unemployment, the reform of the financial system, the recovery of the economy. but conservatives say: the market will organize itself...