And I said to my body. Softly. ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’ – Nayyirah Waheed
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Nothing is therefore more dangerous than solitude. Our imagination, forced by its very nature to unfold, nourished by the fantastic visions of poetry, gives shape to a whole order of creatures of which we are the lowliest, and everything around us seems to be more glorious, everyone else more perfect...If, on the other hand, we can make up our minds to go about our daily tasks, resigned to our feelings, and hardships, we often find that, in spite of our meanderings and procrastinations, we have gone farther than quite a few others have gone with their sails unfurled and steering gear functioning."
- Paul Eluard, Poésies et vérités, 1942 English Translation by Carla Yasmine Atwi And for the want of a word I renew my life For I was born to know you To name you Liberty. Source: http://allpoetry.com/poem/8502863-Liberté--by-Paul-Eluard Poème complet en français: https://ruoxiangchau.com/2014/03/12/paul-eluard-liberte/
Et par le pouvoir d’un mot Je recommence ma vie Je suis né pour te connaître Pour te nommer
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