Violation

  Not everyone can have relationships without getting hurt and violated beyond recognition. There are some who simply are too sensitive to be able to endure the friction of a close relationship, and some will easily get damaged and destroyed for life by disappointment and betrayal, violation and impalement, and although you can survive it, you will never be the

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The unknown poet

on the poet’s social position in society – almost a treatise     He composes seriously and has something to say, masters all the genres but is constantly refused, year in and year out, work after work of whatever kind, decade after decade by any publisher, who always only uses empty formulas to turn him down without comment, without encouragement,

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Bereavement

  What do you have left when everything is taken from you, when you are raped and violated beyond recognition, when you are cut off from your roots by the brutality and violent barbarity of others, when there’s nothing left of your life’s work but ruins and neglect, repression and forgetfulness; when all your history is but a holocaust, and

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Memories

It will not wither It’s not a newspaper Like a novel it’s to stay Not disappear in yesterday.   It will not burn It’s not a candle Like the sun it’s to flame and remain Light up your dark space again. It will not come and go It’s not a sporadic rainbow Like a canvas with its glow and hues

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Two ways of love

  Love works not just in two ways but in many ways bilaterally, as you usually are loved as much as you yourself keep burning out of love; but you are seldom loved the same way as you send and spend and feel your own love. How it works between the two of us is just a perfectly original example

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Schumann’s enigmatic tragedy

Robert Schumann (1810-56), the equal and best friend of Felix Mendelssohn and Frédéric Chopin.   He was the greatest lover of them all, a generous enthusiast of music, editing the leading music paper of the age and helping colleagues on the way, like Mendelssohn and Joachim, Chopin, Franz Liszt and Wagner, Berlioz and Brahms, his heart being the warmest and

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Chopin’s final engagement

Marie Wodzinska, Chopin’s life’s one engagement, survived him with 47 years, until 1896.   They truly loved each other, and she was his one engagement, Marie Wodzinska, beautiful and noble, but her parents would not let them have each other, they forbade her any intercourse with a musician, and she had to break up the engagement without leaving Chopin hurt

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At a loss for love

  Love is generally in a most disadvantageous situation, looking up from underdog positions most pathetically, longing for what can not ever be accomplished, searching for the most impossible that never can be found and losing all in hazard games of desperation. Thus I keep on looking for and searching, longing for and desperately seeking you but without hope of

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