Literary Quote: “The disappearance of beauty…” by Roman Payne

I sat up in the strange bed fearing it  had been a dream, afraid I would never  see her again. Not because I wanted  anything from her, only her presence.  The disappearance of the presence of  beauty is the most despairing of events  on this time-wheel of ours that rolls  onward towards death. -- Roman Payne

“I sat up in the strange bed fearing it
had been a dream, afraid I would never
see her again. Not because I wanted
anything from her, only her presence.
The disappearance of the presence of
beauty is the most despairing of events
on this time-wheel of ours that rolls
onward towards death.”

– Roman Payne

“When she was a child, my love carried a roadmap…” (Literary Quote by Roman Payne)

“When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs.” ― Roman Payne

“When she was a child,

my love carried a road-map in her hand

the way other girls carried handkerchiefs.”

― Roman Payne

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“I like the posture but not the yoga…” (Literary Quote by Roman Payne)

“I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.” ― Roman Payne

“I like the posture, but not the yoga.

I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium.

I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream.

Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.”

― Roman Payne

Literary Quote: “She wakes in a puddle of sunlight…”

 

“She wakes in a puddle of sunlight. Her hands asleep beside her. Her hair draped on the lawn like a mantle of cloth.” ― Roman Payne

“She wakes in a puddle of sunlight.
Her hands asleep beside her.
Her hair draped on the lawn
like a mantle of cloth.”

― Roman Payne

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Literary Quote: “Life was pure pleasure” (from “Rooftop Soliloquy” – a novel by Roman Payne)

“I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure.” – Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

“I’ve decided the act that cannot wait, is the important will to create.” – A Literary Quote by Roman Payne

“I’ve decided the act that cannot wait

is the important will to create.

But, ah, if my belly is ignored

the pantry door I shall implore.

But I’ve been known to reach the bed

ideas still famished in my head.”
                  

                              ― Roman Payne

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Photo of Roman Payne correcting the manuscript of The Wanderess in the summer of 2014

“Last summer in Paris, working on the very last corrections on the manuscript for”The Wanderess” (chez William Friggione, 4 rue du Dragon, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés).”      – Roman Payne, February 2014        

Roman Payne correcting the manuscript for The Wanderess in Paris, summer of 2014

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