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“Cemetry Gates,” by The Smiths

Song touches on the unfairness of death, yet ultimately is about love

“Cemetry Gates” by The Smiths is, on the surface, a song about two people who enter a cemetery to examine the gravestones. However, there are numerous ways in which you can dissect the deeper meanings that singer-songwriter Morrissey may have … Continue reading

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“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.”

- Oscar Wilde
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“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

- Oscar Wilde
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“Alas, I am dying beyond my means.”

- Oscar Wilde
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“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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“Green” Memories

Oscar Wilde gracefully laments the death of John Keats

Oscar Wilde is known more for his biting wit than anything, which is why his poem, “The Grave of Keats,” felt like such a novelty to me. The piece is tender and sorrowful, and you can feel the poet’s regret … Continue reading

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