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Author QuotedKenneth Patchen
Title QuotedDark Kingdom
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/12/03
ImprintNew York : Harriss & Givens. 1942
QuotationKenneth Patchen's "For losing her love all would I profan" struck me with great force and after a moment I realized that for me (perhaps not for him) it simply echoes St. John of the Cross' Por toda la hermosura nunca yo me perdere [for all the beauty in the world never will I lose myself].
JournalEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 374
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