My Thistled Thoughts

Poetry // Prose // Personal Passages

“What a phantasmagoria the mind is and meeting-place of dissemblables! At one moment we deplore our birth and state and aspire to an ascetic exaltation; the next we are overcome by the smell of some old garden path and weep to hear the thrushes sing.”

— Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

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At first sight,
a pale baby bird

“The Time of False Dawns”

None of this is you, jagged pages,
annotated quotes — other voices
said what you couldn’t and better

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