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Top Posts of 2015

January

Here is the handful
of shadow I have brought back to you:
this decay, this hope, this mouth-
ful of dirt, this poetry.

Margaret Atwood, from “Mushrooms”

February

Don’t ever let anyone else write your story for you.

Nick Carter, from Facing the Music And Living To Talk About It

March

In my end is my beginning.

T. S. Eliot, from “East Coker”

April

‘Let me stay a little longer in the sun.’

Winston Graham, from Demelza

May

I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.

Robert Munsch, from Love You Forever

June

Go wherever you can afford to go with whomever you can get to go with you. 

Chelsea Handler, from Uganda Be Kidding Me

July

Be sweet to me, world.

Stephen Dunn, from “Landscape and Soul”

August

You’ll have to help yourself. 

Lemony Snicket, from Shouldn’t You Be in School?

September

But no one ever did ask. 

Angie Sage, from Magyk

October

[Indeed, there are infinite endings.]
Or perhaps, once one begins,
there are only endings. 

Louise Glück, from “Faithful and Virtuous Night”

November

At times I had the impression that the floor under my feet - the only surface I could count on - was trembling. 

Elena Ferrante, from Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

December

I have been one acquainted with the night.

Robert Frost, from “Acquainted with the Night”