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LiterRohde
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“The Seer”

“I can tell by the way the trees beat, after so many dull days, on my worried windowpanes that a storm is coming, and I hear the far-off fields say things I can't bear without a friend, I can't love without a sister.

The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on across the woods and across time, and the world looks as if it had no age: the landscape, like a line in the psalm book, is seriousness and weight and eternity. 👇

LiterRohde What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights with us is so great. If only we would let ourselves be dominated as things do by some immense storm, we would become strong too, and not need names. 👇 (edited) 3mo
LiterRohde When we win it's with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. What is extraordinary and eternal does not want to be bent by us. I mean the Angel who appeared to the wrestlers of the Old Testament: when the wrestlers' sinews grew long like metal strings, he felt them under his fingers like chords of deep music. 👇 (edited) 3mo
LiterRohde Whoever was beaten by this Angel (who often simply declined the fight) went away proud and strengthened and great from that harsh hand, that kneaded him as if to change his shape. Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by constantly greater beings.”

#PoetryMatters | 13: #Wise

📷: Made with Typorama
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Butterfinger I think I will read this to my students. I found it very motivating. 3mo
LiterRohde @Butterfinger I love the poetry of Rilke. (edited) 3mo
TheSpineView Rilke!💜💜💜 3mo
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Lcsmcat
Ararat | Louise Gluck
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TheSpineView 💝 💝 💝 3mo
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IndoorDame
Emily Dickinson: Poems | Emily Dickinson
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"Houses"--so the Wise Men Tell me by Emily Dickinson #poetrymatters #wise @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😊 😊 😊 3mo
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Cathythoughts Beautiful 3mo
Tanisha_A Love it! 3mo
SharonGoforth 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“The Owl”

#poetrymatters #wise

TheSpineView Good one!💜 3mo
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Eggs
Wisdom | Patrick Tylee
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TheSpineView 😊😊😊 3mo
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EadieB
Be Wise | Warren W. Wiersbe
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 3mo
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IndoorDame
Untitled | Unknown
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Virgin Snow
by Timothy Hicks
2014

inspired by the Danish poem

As eternity
is reckoned
there's a lifetime
in a second.

by Piet Hein

#poetrymatters
#idle #wise
@TheSpineView

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TK-421
A Sudden Radiance: Saskatchewan Poetry | Lorna Crozier, Gary Hyland
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The Monk by Anne Campbell #Wise #PoetryMatters

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erzascarletbookgasm
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TheSpineView Very good choice! 💜💜💜 4mo
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