solitude

To creative people worldwide, solitude can be a very prized occurrence . . .

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Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Edgar Degas. See full description below. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January, 2015.

Solitude., n. [Fr., from L. solitudo; from solus, alone.]   The Student’s Reference Dictionary, Keystone Pub.

From Wikipedia: “”Ode on Solitude” is a poem by Alexander Pope, written when he was twelve…” The closing stanza:

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;

Thus unlamented let me die;

Steal from the world, and not a stone

Tell where I lie.

 

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