Sunday Quotes: The Longing

Sunday Quotes: The Longing

First of all, pretend its Sunday. This should be routine with me by now. Secondly, enjoy this quote. I recently picked up a book of poetry by Evan S. Connell and have been completely enamored with it. Here’s one of my favorite sections:

“The Eskimo has twenty words

to express the conditions of snow.

The Tokelau Islander

has nine words for the ripeness of coconut.

I have not one word

to express my longing.

Da amantem et sentit quod dico; only another lover,

with love like mine, could understand.”

-Evan S. Connell; Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel

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