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The Gaze

by algobob
What mad Nijinsky wrote About Diaghilev Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have, Not universal love But to be loved alone. – Auden, September 1st, 1939 I look at you, you look at me, and deep in our hearts babe, we know it, That you weren’t much of a muse, but then, I weren’t much of a poet. – Nick Cave, There She Goes, My Beautiful World My truth, my character and my name were in the hands of adults; I’d learned to see myself through their eyes; I was a child, this monster they manufactured with their regrets. Absent, they’d… Read more

What mad Nijinsky wrote
About Diaghilev
Is true of the normal heart;
For the error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have,
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.
– Auden, September 1st, 1939

I look at you, you look at me, and deep in our hearts babe, we know it,
That you weren’t much of a muse, but then, I weren’t much of a poet.
– Nick Cave, There She Goes, My Beautiful World

My truth, my character and my name were in the hands of adults; I’d learned to see myself through their eyes; I was a child, this monster they manufactured with their regrets. Absent, they’d leave behind their gaze, mixed with the light; I’d run, jump through this gaze that preserved my nature of a model grand-son, that continued offering me my toys and the universe.
– Sartre, The Words

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