‘What You Risk Reveals What You Value.’ – Jeanette Winterson

You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play.
It’s the playing that’s irresistible.

Dicing from one year to the next with the things you love,
what you risk reveals what you value.


To kiss well one must kiss solely. No groping hands or stammering hearts.
The lips and the lips alone are the pleasure. Passion is sweeter split strand by strand.
Divided and re-divided like mercury then gathered up only at the last moment.


I say I’m in love with her. What does that mean?
It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling.
It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read.
Wordlessly, she explains me to myself.
Like genius, she is ignorant of what she does.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.