“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable and beautiful-
and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.”—Mary Oliver (born 1935) - Poet (via emptyblueprints)
“You never realise where you are going until you get there,
where nothing is planned, nothing is known,
and you’re drawn back into the heart’s old orbits,
tiny as a grain, massive as a moon.”—Pat Boran, closing lines to “Moon Street,” from The Southern Review: A Special Issue: Contemporary Irish Poetry and Criticism (vol. 31, No. 3, July 1995)