"I’m stricken by the ricochet wonder of it all: the plain everythingness of everything, in cahoots with the everythingness of everything else."
— Diane Ackerman
is an ocean. Speech is a river."
"Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay;
I’m martyr to a motion not my own;
What’s freedom for? To know eternity.
I swear she cast a shadow white as stone.
But who would count eternity in days?
These old bones live to learn her wanton ways:
(I measure time by how a body sways)."
— Theodore Roethke
"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy."
"Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea."
— Dylan Thomas