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‘They tend to tell you rather than exemplify…’

To be a giant and keep quiet about it, To stay in one’s own place; To stand for the constant presence of process And always to seem the same; To be steady as a rock and always trembling, Having the … Continue reading

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VI

We travellers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing … Continue reading

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Collected Thoughts on Grass

“The Wish to be Generous” by Wendell Berry All that I serve will die, all my delights, the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field, the silent lilies standing in the woods, the woods, the hill, the whole earth, … Continue reading

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Planting Trees

In the mating of trees, the pollen grain entering invisible the domed room of the winds, survives the ghost of the old forest that was here when we came. The ground invites it, and it will not be gone. I … Continue reading

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After Augustine

Sunshine let it be or frost, Storm or calm, as Thou shalt choose; Though Thine every gift were lost, Thee Thyself we could not lose. “After Augustine,” by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861–1907)

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Walking along the Norfolk Coast

Sea Fever I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song … Continue reading

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A Poem

By Anna Akhmatova, 1917. Мне голос был. Он звал утешно, Он говорил: “Иди сюда, Оставь свой край, глухой и грешный, Оставь Россию навсегда. Я кровь от рук твоих отмою, Из сердца выну черный стыд, Я новым именем покрою Боль поражений … Continue reading

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