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thevintagearab: “ Poem (masnavi), Original binding, Walters Manuscript W.656, Lower board outside by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts on Flickr. ”

Illustration by Eloise Wilkin ~ This reminds me of the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, Land of Counterpane: Here is the first verse: When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, and all my toys beside me lay, to keep me happy all the day.

My hut lies in the middle of a dense forest; Every year the green ivy grows longer. No news of the affairs of men, Only the occasional song of a woodcutter. The sun shines and I mend my robe; When the moon comes out I read Buddhist poems. I have nothing to report my friends. If you want to find the meaning, stop chasing after so many things. - Ryokan

ABOUT PAIN AND SADNESS - Eternal emotions at the very best. Feel the Pain of love, a dear ones departure. The longingness to unite and the elements stirring all the characters within.

Emily Dickinson I encourage young people to read Emily Dickinson. As a young girl, I thought she had nothing to teach me, because she had such a limited life, as an adult, I see that she has much to teach me, because she lived in the longings of her words

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