Polish the mirror

"If you want the mirror to reflect the face, hold it straight and keep it polished bright; although the sun does not begrudge its light, when seen in a mist it only looks like glass; and creatures comelier than angels even seem in a dagger to have devils' faces. Your dagger will never tell you …

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You were brave

You have done well in the contest of madness. You were brave in that holy war. You have all the honourable wounds of one who has tried to find love where the beautiful bird does not drink. May I speak to you like we are close and locked away together? Once I found a stray …

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