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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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show the muse you’re willing to show up advice/writing

The work I’ve done in translation, or writing essays, for example, is just labor. You get in and you do it, though the getting in can be prolonged agony. With poems, if I have a deadline—like I told my editor, Dan Halpern, that I’m going to get a book ready, so I know he needs a finished manuscript…

—p.46 The Art of Poetry No. 108 (41) by Robert Hass
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the core of the business of poetry

I think so. Robert Duncan speaks of the “tone leading” of vowels. One vowel sound leads you to another vowel sound leads you to another vowel sound—I mean, at some point, the core of the business of poetry is to be taken someplace you didn’t know you were going by the sound out in front of you that…

—p.44 The Art of Poetry No. 108 (41) by Robert Hass
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all the pain coming out

I’d never seen her cry like that. Made me cry like that. Jesus. All the pain coming out. Remembering how we’d quit our jobs. How doom had crept over us. Every morning we woke up to find our existences worse. I’d sold the bed, the couch, the chairs, the kitchen table. I’d sold everything. Then we sl…

—p.36 Violets (27) by Bud Smith
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variegated

A room full of variegated moonlight

—p.29 Violets (27) by Bud Smith
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forever after, I’d know I had a limit

A few years ago I had a headache after which I was a different person. It changed the way I thought about myself. Forever after, I’d know I had a limit. I don’t remember the pain, exactly, but I remember my certainty. I trust it.

—p.23 Perfection (15) by Sarah Manguso