I was angry at myself for my inclination to vice

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“I was angry at myself for my inclination to vice. I longed for the day when a state of frenzy would lead my mind to sober pasture, just as it had – for Saint Augustine. I longed for the day when the love of one woman would be sacred enough to forget all the rest.” […]

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When she was a child, my love carried

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“When she was a child, my love carried a roadmap in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.” -Raman Payne Roman Payne

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When she was a child, my love carried

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“When she was a child, my love carried a roadmap in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.” -Raman Payne Roman Payne

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We look up to see if it is day or night

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“We look up to see if it is day or night. If stars burn cool and moon does shine, We take to smoke divine and wine. If breath of sun does belch its heat, we boil coffee and prepare to eat. -Roman Payne Roman Payne

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The artist s greatest creation began

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“The artist s greatest creation began the night he washed his memory of his failures rubbed opium on his lips drank the wine that women offered him and lay down and wept.” – Roman Payne Roman Payne

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Mine Was the twilight and the morning

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“Mine Was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.” – Roman Payne (“Rooftop Soliloquy”) Roman Payne

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I used to be a poet. My words were traded

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“I used to be a poet. My words were traded in marketplaces like pieces of gold. Merchants bought my verses for as much as they paid for saffron and Indian jade. Now I am old… drunk on wine and candle fumes. Alone in this barren room, I speak my psalms to the night air so […]

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There are hours for rest, and hours

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“There are hours for rest, and hours for wakefulness; nights for sobriety and nights for drunkenness—if only so that possession of the former allows us to discern the latter when we have it; for sad as it is, no human body can be happily drunk all the time.” -Roman Payne Roman Payne

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With her enchanting songs

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“With her enchanting songs, her rare beauty, and clever tricks, this wild ‘wanderess’ ensnared my soul like a gypsy-thief.” -Roman Payne, The Wanderess Roman Payne

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I once had a love who folded secrets between

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“Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.” – Roman Payne Roman Payne

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