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LiterRohde

LiterRohde

Joined April 2018

“[In] order to tell of the good that I found there, I must tell of the other things I saw there."
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The Winter People: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
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Wanderers: A Novel by Chuck Wendig
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The Hollow Tree by James Brogden
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
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Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
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The Shining by Stephen King
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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
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“Never challenge Life to a game, my mother used to say to me. Because Life plays dirty, changes the rules, steals the cards right out of your hands or, sometimes, turns them all to blank.”

#QuotsySept19 | 17: #Shuffle

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The House of Paper | Carlos Mara Domnguez
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“To build up a library is to create a life. It's never just a random collection of books.”

#QuotsySept19 | 16: #Collect

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“I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.”

#QuotsySept19 | 15: #Lyric

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“That‘s our ironic fate - to have Shakespearean feelings and to talk about them like automobile salesmen or teen-agers or college professors. We practice alchemy in reverse - touch gold and it turns into lead; touch the pure lyrics of experience, and they turn into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash.”

#QuotsySept19 | 14: #Express

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gradcat Omigod!! I love this—so true! 1mo
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Iqbal's Poetry | Sir Muhammad Iqbal
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“I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay.”

#QuotsySept19 | 13: #Defy

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Over in Away | Charmaine J. Forde
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“There's something about Algebra, I just can't figure it out. Polynomials, derivatives, quadratic equations, I see no absolute value in them. A bunch of irrational numbers with square roots and exponential functions. I'm still trying to see through the horizontal and vertical blurred lines. This all reminds me Y I left my X.”

#QuotsySept19 | 12: #Radical

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Tex2Flo My quote when I can‘t figure stuff out, “it washes over me like calculus”. 1mo
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White Tears: A novel | Hari Kunzru
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“Electricity is not digital. It does not come in discrete packets, but floods the air and flows through conductors and shoots from the hands of mad scientists in silent movies. If it is futuristic at all, it is a past version of the future, temperamental, unstable, half-alive.”

#QuotsySept19 | 11: #Shock

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“Anyone who knew Violet well could tell she was thinking hard, because her long hair was tied up in a ribbon to keep it out of her eyes. She had a real knack for inventing and building strange devices, so her brain was often filled with images of pulleys, levers, and gears, and she never wanted to be distracted by something as trivial as her hair.”

#QuotsySept19 | 10: #Idea

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Survival Lessons | Alice Hoffman
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“When you help others, your own troubles aren't as heavy. In fact, you can fold them like a handkerchief and place them in your pocket. They're still there, but they're not the only thing you carry.”

#QuotsySept19 | 9: #Bear

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“Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Eat pudding. Books are good. Eat pudding. If kids read a lot. Eat pudding. They'll get so they can think clearly. Eat pudding. And if enough kids read and think. Eat pudding. We will have world peace. Eat pudding. Thank you very much. Eat pudding.”

#QuotsySept19 | 7: #Literacy

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SW-T There seems to be a subliminal message about pudding...😂😂😂 1mo
Hestapleton Now I want pudding 😂 1mo
LiterRohde @Hestapleton @SW-T Everything is better with pudding. I am going to have to try this with my students. #TeachersOfLitsy 1mo
CafeMom Everything is better with chocolate! 1mo
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Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep | Susan Lendroth
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“Autumn flings her fiery cloak over the sumac, beech and oak.”

#QuotsySept19 | 7: #Acorn

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TK-421 Beautiful! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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“the nights would be orphaned
without the sound of crickets chirping”

Unknown | Sanober Khan

#QuotsySept19 | 6: #Cricket

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“Ironing was a particularly galling waste of time. You'd spend twenty minutes pressing one shirt front and back, spraying starch and getting the creases sharp, but once the man of the house put it on, it would wrinkle as soon as he bent an elbow; plus, you couldn't even see whether the danged shirt was ironed or not under his suit coat.”

#QuotsySept19 | 5: #Iron

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BookNAround Hehe. At the end of the school year last year, I only ironed the very front and collar of my kid‘s choir tuxedo shirt since I knew they wouldn‘t be allowed to remove their jackets at any point during the grad ceremony. 1mo
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Catching Jordan | Miranda Kenneally
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“You know, there's no more dangerous creature on Earth than the teenage girl.”

#QuotsySept19 | 4: #Wildlife

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Untitled | Unknown
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“Growing up wrinkles the skin, giving up wrinkles the soul.”

Amit Kalantri | Wealth of Words

#QuotsySept19 | 3: #Forfeit

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“Trees raised their naked, mottled branches to the sky like mourners stilled in attitudes of grief.”

#QuotsySept19 | 2: #Stick

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Selected Poems | e. e. cummings
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”love is a deeper season
than reason;
my sweet one”

#QuotsySept19 | 1: #Reason

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TK-421 Beautiful! Glad you‘re back - I‘ve missed your posts 😊 2mo
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Rain Man | Leonore Fleischer
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“Ten minutes to Wapner.”

#AyUpAugust | 13: #Rain

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squirrelbrain One of my favourite films! 2mo
Cinfhen RainMan !!!!! 🙌🏻love this movie 🍿 I just re-watched it a few weeks ago 💕 2mo
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The Plague | Albert Camus
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“I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 13: #Heaven

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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) 2mo
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) 2mo
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

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Butterfinger I think I will read this to my students. I found it very motivating. 2mo
LiterRohde @Butterfinger I love the poetry of Rilke. (edited) 2mo
TheSpineView Rilke!💜💜💜 2mo
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“[I]t is very important to be idle with confidence, with devotion, possibly even with joy. The days when even our hands do not stir are so exceptionally quiet that it is hardly possible to raise them without hearing a whole lot.”

#PoetryMatters | 12: #Idle

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“High School. Society‘s bright idea to put all their aggressive, naive youth into one environment to torment and emotionally scar each other for life.”

#AyUpAugust | 12: #TooMuchTooYoung

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squirrelbrain So true! 😁 2mo
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Lenny Bruce Is Dead | Jonathan Goldstein
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“Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast because eating breakfast, even if it's 5 o'clock in the afternoon, is a sign that the day has just begun and good things can still happen. Having lunch is like throwing in the towel.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 12: #Afternoon

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Texreader Love this! 2mo
Zelma Yes, this is so true! I can‘t start a day without breakfast, even if it already half over. 2mo
Smrloomis Never thought of it that way but this is so true! 😂 2mo
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“For Hans Carossa”

“Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting still has a shape in the kindgdom of transformation. When something‘s let go of, it circles; and though we are rarely the center of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous curve.”

#PoetryMatters | 11: #Circle

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TheSpineView Lovely! 😍😍😍 2mo
slategreyskies I still remember the first time I held a book of Rilke‘s poetry. I was taking a poetry class at the university, and my professor had a book of Rilke‘s poems sitting next to him on the table. I was waiting my turn to converse with him. I don‘t know what made me pick up his book & open it, but I did. It drew me in, and I asked him if I could borrow it. I caught him off-guard. He was so startled he said yes. I read while walking back to my car. 2mo
slategreyskies It was January—- so that volume of poems always reminds of cold air and narrow sidewalks—- When he lent me that book, it felt like he‘d given me a box of treasure... such a great gift. 2mo
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Emerson in His Journals | Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joel Porte
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“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”

#AyUpAugust | 11: #OverMyShoulder

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squirrelbrain 👍😁♥️ 2mo
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marleed That‘s a tweetable statement! 2mo
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A Ghost in New Orleans | Jason Medina
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“He looked upwards at the brilliant blue sky. It was high noon because the sun was right overhead. The clouds danced around slowly, while drifting across the sky. He closed his eyes and felt the warmth of the sun glowing orange on his eyelids. It was a wonderful feeling.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 11: #Sunshine

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“Many have painted her. But there was one Who drew his radiant colours from the sun. Mysteriously glowing through a background dim
When he was suffering she came to him, And all the heavy pain within his heart Rose in his hands and stole into his art.” 👇

LiterRohde “His canvas is the beautiful bright veil Through which her sorrow shines. There where the frail Texture o'er her sad lips is closely drawn A trembling smile softly begins to dawn - Though angels with seven candles light the place You cannot read the secret of her face.”

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LiterRohde Translation of the original German from my last post!

#PoetryMatters | 10: #Hat

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Crazeedi Beautiful 💖 2mo
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“So hat man sie gemalt; vor allem Einer, der seine Sehnsucht aus der Sonne trug. Ihm reifte sie aus allen Rätseln reiner, aber im Leiden immer allgemeiner: sein ganzes Leben war er wie ein Weiner, dem sich das Weinen in die Hände schlug.

Er ist der schönste Schleier ihrer Schmerzen, der sich an ihre wehen Lippen schmiegt, sich über ihnen fast zum Lächeln biegt - und von dem Licht aus sieben Engelskerzen wird sein Geheimnis nicht besiegt.”

LiterRohde Went with the original German in order to get ‘hat‘ in today!

#PoetryMatters | 10: #Hat

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“When I opened up the bottle of wine, Thebes said whoa, you yanked that cork out of there like you were saving it from drowning. She got out her markers and drew a screaming face on the cork.”

#AyUpAugust | 10: #Stop

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“If there were no darkness, should we appreciate the sun? Warmth after cold, food after hunger, drink after thirst, the fatherly greeting after being away, the comfort and dryness of home after a ride in the rain, the warmth and peace and security of one‘s fireside after being among enemies. Unless there was contrast there might be satiety.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 10: #Appreciation

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“Music”

“What play you, O Boy? Through the garden it stole Like wandering steps, like a whisper - then mute;
What play you, O Boy? Lo! your gypsying soul Is caught and held fast in the pipes of Pan's flute.”

#PoetryMatters | 9: #Hooked

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Velvetfur 'your gypsying soul' - what a great line! ❤️ 2mo
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Letter from the Birmingham Jail | Martin Luther King (Jr.)
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“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

#AyUpAugust | 9: #IPredictARiot

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squirrelbrain I have this essay as part of the Penguin Moderns series of books - very powerful! 2mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻‼️ 2mo
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“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 9: #Bookworm

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Velvetfur And people who ask why you've got a book in your bag 😂 2mo
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“Disguised since childhood, assembled from voices and fears and little pleasures. We come of age as masks. Our true face never speaks. Somewhere there must be storehouses where all these lives are laid away like suits of armor or old carriages or clothes hanging limply on the walls. Maybe all paths lead there, to the repository of unlived things.”

#PoetryMatters | 8: #Truth

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TheSpineView Wow! Great poem!!💜💜💜 2mo
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Macbeth | Shakespeare
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“Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promis'd. Yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way.”

#AyUpAugust | 8: #DontMarryHer

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squirrelbrain Clever! 😁👍 2mo
Itchyfeetreader Love this! 2mo
Cinfhen ♥️ 2mo
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“Where‘s the beef?”

#QuotsyAug19 | 8: #Slogan

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“The Swan”

“This laboring of ours with all that remains undone, as if still bound to it, is like the lumbering gait of the swan.” 👇

#PoetryMatters | 7: #Wave

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LiterRohde “And then our dying - releasing ourselves from the very ground on which we stood - is like the way he hesitantly lowers himself into the water. It gently receives him, and, gladly yielding, flows back beneath him, as wave follows wave, while he, now wholly serene and sure, with regal composure, allows himself to glide.” (edited) 2mo
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Life Lessons | Donnalynn Civello
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“Find the perfection in every moment instead of trying to make every moment perfect.”

#AyUpAugust | 7: #Perfect

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JennyM 🙌🙌🙌 2mo
squirrelbrain Wonderful! ♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen Great graphics. I think you could work for hallmark designing greeting cards ♥️ 2mo
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Tex2Flo @cinfhen I absolutely agree. I have been wondering how to ask where and how he gets the inspiration, but was too jealous to even ask. Spot on every time. 2mo
Cinfhen So true @Tex2Flo 2mo
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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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“Doors are very powerful things. Things are different on either side of them.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 7: #Lighthouse

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LiterRohde A floating castle is a light house, right? 🤣 2mo
TK-421 Sure, why not? 😂 2mo
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Sonnets to Orpheus | Rainer Maria Rilke
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“Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength. Move back and forth into the change. What is it like, such intensity of pain? If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.” 👇

#PoetryMatters | 6: #Water

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LiterRohde “In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses, the meaning discovered there. And if the world has ceased to hear you, say to the silent earth: I flow. To the rushing water, speak: I am.”
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Miracle on 34th Street | Valentine Davies
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“[T]o me the imagination is a place all by itself. A very wonderful country. You've heard of the British Nation and the French Nation? Well, this is the Imagination. And once you get there you can do almost anything you want.”

#AyUpAugust | 6: #AvenuesAndAlleyways

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squirrelbrain Lovely quote! 2mo
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Christmas with the Wiggles | Kath Warren, Wiggles, The
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“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a pumpkin in a big tree!”

#QuotsyAug19 | 6: #Wiggle

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From “Impermanence”

“Driftsand of the hours. Quietly disappearing, continuously, even the happily consecrated design. Life blows away, always: pillars already rise without connection, carrying nothing but empty air.”

📙: http://picture-poems.com/photoweek/veratrum_6-5-11.html

#PoetryMatters | 5: #Sand

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Home Life in Colonial Days | Alice Morse Earle
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“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”

#AyUpAugust | 5: #SomethingGood

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KathyWheeler Thanks! I needed this today. ❤️ 2mo
LiterRohde @KathyWheeler You and me both. Sorry to hear about your experience today. As if surgery isn‘t stressful enough. You gather yourself and convince yourself this is what is needed and all will be good. And then someone else cocks it up for you. (I just found out today that I need yet another surgery, so I feel ya. But I only get two sick days, so imma be out some money. It‘s gonna make life better {repeat ad nauseam}, money worries are silly. Right?) 2mo
KathyWheeler @LiterRohde I‘m so sorry that you need another surgery. That‘s so frustrating when you need something like that but only get so few sick days. I hope things will be better for both of us after our surgeries. 2mo
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Freespirit Beautiful quote 2mo
squirrelbrain That‘s a wonderful quote! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great quote 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts Love this ♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen TRUTH 🙌🏻‼️ 2mo
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Girl with the Red Balloon | Katherine Locke
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“What oppression like this did was inhibit individual connections. Personal connections created a community, and community wasn‘t the opposite of individualism. We were collectively a whole made of millions of moving parts, each of us our own gear interlocking with another gear and turning the world a little farther in the right direction.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 5: #Balloon

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From “Spring”

“Spring has come back again. The Earth is like a child that‘s got poems by heart; so many poems, so many verses, patient toil winning her prizes at last.”

📙: https://favoritepoems.diehoren.com/2016/04/spring-has-come-back-again.html?m=1

#PoetryMatters | 4: #Earth

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Dejan Stojanovic | Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
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“And this that you call solitude is in fact a big crowd.”

#AyUpAugust | 4: #EveryKindaOfPeople

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“The ones who came alone, though, they wanted to believe. It was hard to feel sorry for them. I tried to because you don‘t want your mystic, the keeper of your future, to roll her eyes at you. Big house in the city, husbands who didn‘t beat them and helped with the kids, sometimes with careers but always with book clubs. And still they felt sad.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 4: #Psychic

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“Fall”

The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up, as if orchards were dying high in space. Each leaf falls as if it were motioning "no." And tonight the heavy earth is falling away from all other stars in the loneliness. We're all falling. This hand here is falling. And look at the other one. It's in them all. And yet there‘s Someone, whose hands infinitely calm, holding up all this falling.

#PoetryMatters | 3: #Calm

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SharonGoforth Lovely!🍂🍁 3mo
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The Hollow Tree | James Brogden
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“‘You were having a nightmare. It sounded like someone was trying to kill you.‘

‘It‘s just a one-off.‘

‘A one-off? Hon, the last few nights it‘s been like sharing a bed with an epileptic octopus, and it‘s getting worse.‘

‘I think I‘m going to sleep in the spare room, you know, to save you from another broken night.‘”

#AyUpAugust | 3: #MardyBum

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squirrelbrain An epileptic octopus! 🐙 🤣 3mo
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