EMIL CIORAN In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Ella Wheeler Wilcox - “My Grave”
If, when I die, I must be buried, let No cemetery engulf me – no lone grot, Where the great palpitating world comes not, Save when, with heart bowed down and eyelids wet, It pays its last sad melancholy debt To some outjourneying pilgrim. May my lot Be rather to lie in some much-used spot, Where human life, with all its noise and fret, Throbs about me. Let the roll of wheels, With all earth’s sounds of pleasure, commerce, love, And rush of hurrying feet surge o’er my head. Even in my grave I shall be one who feels Close kinship with the pulsing world above; And too deep silence would distress me, dead.