I was surrounded by friends

November 30th, 2016

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“I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone: for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure.”

– Roman Payne

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It’s not that we have to quit this life one day

November 29th, 2016

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“It’s not that we have to quit this life one day, it’s how many things we have to quit all at once: music, laughter, the physics of falling leaves, automobiles, kissing, the scent of rain, holding hands, blushing, city streets, the concept of subway trains… O, if only one could leave this life slowly!”
– Roman Payne

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In the boundary less forests

November 28th, 2016

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“In the boundary less forests, there’re dancers of nude. Yet in the confines of pasture, there’s promise of food. On which is your side? O, but tarry- and bide, ere you decide, in both do confide.”

—Roman Payne

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I will always know the glory of the beautiful

November 27th, 2016

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“I will always know the glory of the beautiful and rare, as they will know security from labour a’nd prayer. As they will hear the laughter of the children they gave life, I will know the torments of the song born under knife. And to their girls, they will give, while with their sons they’ll share; where I will bear a song—a son! The wife of despair.”

— Roman Payne

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I knelt and locked the door

November 26th, 2016

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“I knelt and locked the door. I locked the door locking the world and time outside. I stretched my body across the mattress and Saskia drew in close to me and placed her open hand on my chest, her mouth near my shoulder; her breath, my breath blew out the candle, and I held my lost Wanderess with tenderness until sweet sleep overcame us.”

– Roman Payne (from The Wanderess)

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In my errant life I roamed To learn the secrets

November 25th, 2016

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“I regained my soul through literature after those times I’d lost it to wild-eyed gypsy girls on the European streets. “

-Roman Payne

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I was angry at myself for my inclination to vice

November 24th, 2016

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“I was angry at myself for my inclination to vice. I longed for the day when a state of frenzy would lead my mind to sober pasture, just as it had – for Saint Augustine. I longed for the day when the love of one woman would be sacred enough to forget all the rest.”

— Roman Payne

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When she was a child, my love carried

November 23rd, 2016

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“When she was a child, my love carried a roadmap in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.”

-Raman Payne

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We look up to see if it is day or night

November 22nd, 2016

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“We look up to see if it is day or night. If stars burn cool and moon does shine, We take to smoke divine and wine. If breath of sun does belch its heat, we boil coffee and prepare to eat.

-Roman Payne

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The artist s greatest creation began

November 21st, 2016

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“The artist s greatest creation began the night he washed his memory of his failures rubbed opium on his lips drank the wine that women offered him and lay down and wept.”

– Roman Payne

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