"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things."
— William Wordsworth

Book, candle, heart… (by StalkerAE)

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Old Books (by cedarlili)

(Source: deviantart.com)

"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free."
— Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms
"You want to know about anybody? See what books they read, and how they’ve been read…"
— Keri Hulme, The Bone People

Little Book (by NeverLeaveMee)

A dark unfathomed tide
Of interminable pride -
A mystery, and a dream,
Should my early life seem;
I say that dream was fraught
With a wild and waking thought
Of beings that have been,
Which my spirit hath not seen,
Had I let them pass me by,
With a dreaming eye!
Let none of earth inherit
That vision of my spirit;
Those thoughts I would control,
As a spell upon his soul:
For that bright hope at last
And that light time have past,
And my worldly rest hath gone
With a sigh as it passed on:
I care not though it perish
With a thought I then did cherish

Imitation by Edgar Allan Poe

P.S.: Bookshelves (by NomNom2010)

"I quote others only to better express myself."
— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays