Set 2: Touch the floor

28.
belief never goes hungry

29.
the only writers who come to be
are those whose belief is stronger than hunger

30.
the Inquisition put the Jews
in Christ’s shoes

31.
when poetry dies, a face glances mine;
when poetry ends—the face passes by

32.
love makes us fluid
calculation makes us tick

33.
we marry for love or marry for hate
and most of us marry, before it’s too late!

34.
self love lacks all tradition

35.
idle is the torment of bliss

36.
time demands love and love its limit
counting time—loveless

37.
woman loves man
and man a moment

38.
to learn from nature:
how dull persistence bears such fruit

39.
a man of passion must have a mountain to climb;
the middling man his ulcer

40.
give me details or give me death!

41.
the great man is never far from his child

42.
love begins as a question
and while love, is never questioned

43.
composition uncorks the wine

44.
religion and science: to death do us part—
one takes effect, where the other leaves off

45.
no discerns YES!

46.
if seeking knowledge requires virtue
discourse would teach both

47.
perfect love is base and beautiful at once

48.
resource sleeps well
while poverty tosses and turns

49.
poetry arrives first—
while philosophy leaves a trail

50.
death’s a lovers reunion

51.
explanation forks at the end
where itself began—a man

52.
souls are never broken
only unheeded

53.
evil’s a feather and good the wing
I have a mind to believe such things

54.
I think—you think—we all think—
what God thinks

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