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A recovering “White Knight” reinterprets Keats

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Circe, a Greek mythological figure

Our literature columnist today adds literary, philosophical and psychological depth to the “White Knight Syndrome” in relationships, or the need to rescue a troublesome (potential) partner, drawing from a Keats poem, mythology and a plethora of femme fatales, and personal experience and interpretation.

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Reflections on Sleep Made Sullen

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For some reason, I understood and yet didn’t understand what was spoken because in the dream I began to cry.

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Rejection’s ramifications

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In rejection, we not only feel hurt but it seems more than that.

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Throwback Poetry: The empty, party-fueled aftermath of a #breakup and learning how to heal properly

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In the past, in the aftermath of a breakup from a long-term relationship, I tended to seek out constant external stimulation (besides validation). I tended to try to “stay high” on the rush of fleeting romances and parties that, after the fact, only left me feeling more alone and empty.

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“Krämerbrücke” – the first poem auf Deutsch on this blog

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Heiner Horlitz‘s poem takes me back to moments when a certain memory of a loved one – through an object or place associated with them – was so vivid that I almost had the feeling that the person was there and I could touch them, although they’d been long gone. This makes such an ability…

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