1. "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 
     

  2. "Silence
    is an ocean. Speech is a river."
    — Rumi
     

  3. "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 
     

  4. Coat

    Sometimes I have wanted
    to throw you off
    like a heavy coat.

    Sometimes I have said
    you would not let me 
    breathe or move.

    But now that I am free
    to choose light clothes
    or none at all

    I feel the cold 
    and all the time I think
    how warm it used to be.

     

  5. "Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy."
    — Saadi
     

  6. "Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea."
    — Dylan Thomas