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#Woman; philogynist, nemophilist, & avocational #nature #conservationist. Interests: #trees #ecofeminism #antiwar #nonviolence #antiporn #ethics #books & #arts
19 Dec 19
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HOW TO BE A #POET
by #WendellBerry
(to remind myself)

Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be #quiet.
You must depend upon
#affection, reading, knowledge,
skill — more of each
than you have — #inspiration,
work, growing older, patience,
for #patience joins time
to eternity.
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Any #readers
who like your #poems,
doubt their judgment.
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#Breathe with unconditional breath
the unconditioned air.

Shun electric wire.

#Communicate slowly.

#Live a three-dimensioned life;

stay away from screens.
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5 Oct 19
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#NationalPoetryDay
#Invictus by #WilliamErnestHenley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
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#NationalPoetryDay
#Invictus by #WilliamErnestHenley

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
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#NationalPoetryDay
#Invictus by #WilliamErnestHenley

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
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