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Rules for Anchorites

Letters from Proxima Thule


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When I took a workshop with Li-Young Lee a few years back, he spent a lot of time talking about the Sublime. His word was "whoa"--if in one hand you held the world's most perfect rose while your other hand pointed on the other side to a steep, vast chasm, you could look at either and, with only slightly differing inflection, say "whoa." Also think of Rilke: "every angel is terrifying...." Awesome, indeed.

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