"We know that we come from the winds, and that we shall return to them;
that all of life is perhaps a knot, a tangle, a blemish in the eternal smoothness.
But why should this make us unhappy?
Let us rather love one another, and work and rejoice.
I don't believe in this world of sorrow."
-- E.M. Forster, A Room With a View
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"Straightaway I was 'ware
So weeping, how a mystic Shape did move
Behind me, and drew me backward by the hair,
And a voice said in mastery, while I strove ...
'Guess now who holds thee!' -- 'Death,' I said, but there,
The silver answer rang ... 'Not Death, but Love.'"
-- Elizabeth Barret Browing,
Sonnets from the Portuguese 1: "I Thought how Theocritus"
"Amarantha sweet and fair,
Ah, braid no more that shining hair!
As my curious hand or eye,
Hovering round thee let it fly."
-- Richard Lovelace,
"Song to Amarantha, that she would Dishevel her Hair"
Happiest Medusa ever.