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Reads tagged with “poetry”

The Donkey and the Meaning of Eternity: Nobel-Winning Spanish Poet Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Love Letter to Life
The Donkey and the Meaning of Eternity: Nobel-Winning Spanish Poet Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Love Letter to Life

“Come with me. I’ll teach you the flowers and the stars.”

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The Work of Happiness: May Sarton’s Stunning Poem About Being at Home in Yourself
The Work of Happiness: May Sarton’s Stunning Poem About Being at Home in Yourself

“What is happiness but growth in peace.”

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Dead Stars: Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s Stunning Love Poem to Life
Dead Stars: Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s Stunning Love Poem to Life

“We’ve come this far, survived this much. What would happen if we decided to survive more? To love harder?”

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The Last Wonder: D.H. Lawrence on Death and the Best Lifelong Preparation for It
The Last Wonder: D.H. Lawrence on Death and the Best Lifelong Preparation for It

“Know thyself, and that thou art mortal. But know thyself, denying that thou art mortal.”

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O Sweet Spontaneous: E.E. Cummings’s Love-Poem to Earth and the Glory of Spring
O Sweet Spontaneous: E.E. Cummings’s Love-Poem to Earth and the Glory of Spring

The ultimate anthem of resistance to the assaults on life.

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Make Yourself a Seer: The Teenage Arthur Rimbaud on How to Be a Poet and a Prophet of Possibility
Make Yourself a Seer: The Teenage Arthur Rimbaud on How to Be a Poet and a Prophet of Possibility

“The day of a single universal language will dawn!… This language will be of the soul, for the soul, encompassing everything, scents, sounds, colors, one thought mounting another.”

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Some Thoughts about the Ocean and the Universe
Some Thoughts about the Ocean and the Universe

How to bear the gravity of being.

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Love and Fear: A Stunning 17th-Century Poem About How to Live with the Transcendent Terror of Love
Love and Fear: A Stunning 17th-Century Poem About How to Live with the Transcendent Terror of Love

“Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back.”

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From Youth to Age: Kahlil Gibran on the Art of Becoming Yourself
From Youth to Age: Kahlil Gibran on the Art of Becoming Yourself

A roadmap to the fulfilled belonging on the other side of “the great aloneness which knows not what is far and what is near, nor what is small nor great.”

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The Life of Trees: A Poem
The Life of Trees: A Poem

“I want to sleep and dream the life of trees, beings from the muted world…”

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