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HOLLOW KNIGHT: Ari Gibson, William Pellen, Jack Vine
Can you imagine this place in its time? […] Now only our like even know it exists. That’s a special thing I suppose, to cherish these sights, even in their decay. Is it that, just faintly, you can still hear the echo of the bells?
At this high vantage I can just make it out, the light from that sad little town. I doubt its residents could even comprehend the scale of the world that surrounds them.
Do not call me a traitor. Simply call me a fool.
I used to help others. They were brought to me sick and dying... What difference did it make? ... Any victory against death will always be temporary.... What a gloomy thought.
We're always left with reminders of the errors we've made. Let your mistakes not burden you, but serve as guideposts on where not to travel.
Huge crowds once flocked to hear me sing, then something changed. The audience, once so enrapt, began to leave. I continued to sing yet my voice fell silent upon their ears. Perhaps you'd care to listen to me sing? You'll be the first in an age to hear it. Even if only you, it's a wonderful thing to have an audience again.
IF NOT, WINTER: Sappho, trans. Anne Carson
In this place you Kypris taking up
in gold cups delicately
nectar mingled with festivities:
O Kypris and Nereids, undamaged I pray you
grant my brother to arrive here.
And all that in his heart he wants to be,
make it be.
And all the wrong he did before, loose it.
Make him a joy to his friends,
a pain to his enemies and let there exist for us
not one single further sorrow.
Some men say an army or horse and some men say an army on foot
and some men say an army of ships is the most beautiful thing
on this black earth. But I say it is
what you love.
I would rather see her lovely step
and the motion of light on her face
than chariots of Lydians or ranks
of footsoildiers in arms.
]you will remember
]for we in our youth
did these things.
yes many and beautiful things
I treat well are the ones who most of all
stars around the beautiful moon
hide back their luminous form
whenever all full she shines
on the earth
I would not think to touch the sky with two arms.
not one girl I think
who looks on the light of the sun
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