Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence

Wednesday, January 9, 2013



I learned the why of misfortune
In the school of water. 
The sea is a wounded planet
And the breaking is its greatness:
This star fell into our hands
From the tower of salt
Scatters its heritage
Of living shadow and furious light. 
It has not married the earth.
We still do not understand it.

–Pablo Neruda
translated by William O’Daly


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