Friday, 23 September 2016

244/366 Life


244/366 Life

“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it” 
 Gustave Flaubert

243/366 Do I Dare?


243/366 Do I Dare?

“Do I dare 
Disturb the universe? 
In a minute there is time 
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” 
T.S. Eliot

Thursday, 22 September 2016

242/366 Poetry Heals


242/366 Poetry Heals

“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.” 
Novalis

241/366 Willingness


241/366 Willingness

“Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.” 
Theodore Roethke,

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

240/366 Enough


240/366 Enough

“...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” 
Vincent van Gogh

239/366 To Have Wings


239/366 To Have Wings

“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.” 
Mary Oliver, Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

238/366 Glory of a Flower


238/366 Glory of a Flower

“Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be...” 
William Wordsworth

237/366 Wisdom


237/366 Wisdom

“It is strange how often a heart must be broken 
Before the years can make it wise.” 
Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems

Monday, 19 September 2016

236/366 Time


236/366 Time 

"Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.” 
T.S. Eliot

235/366 The Earth's Intelligence


235/366 The Earth's Intelligence

“If we surrendered
to earth's intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.” 
Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

Sunday, 18 September 2016

234/366 Giving and Receiving


234/366 Giving and Receiving

“For it is in giving that we receive.”  
Francis of Assisi

233/366 The Wise


233/366 The Wise

“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own.” 
Lao Tzu

Saturday, 17 September 2016

232/366 Generosity


232/366 Generosity

“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.” 
Dalai Lama XIV

231/366 The Heart that Loved


231/366 The Heart that Loved

“Nature never did betray
The heart that loved her.” 
William Wordsworth

Friday, 16 September 2016

230/366 You Own Path


230/366  You Own Path

“You will recognize your own path 
when you come upon it 
because you will suddenly have all the energy 
and imagination you will ever need.” 
Sara Teasdale

229/366 Playtime


229/366  Playtime

“Time is a game played beautifully by children.” 
Heraclitus, Fragments

Thursday, 15 September 2016

228/366 The Secret of Life


228/366 The Secret of Life

“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” 
Alan W. Watts

227/366 The Far Horizon


227/366 The Far Horizon

"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road."
Dag Hammarskjold

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

226/366 To Walk Between Raindrops


226/366 To Walk Between Raindrops

“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops. ” 
Nikki Giovanni

225/366 Sacred Places


225/366 Sacred Places

“We need to walk to know sacred places, those around us and those within. We need to walk to remember the songs.” 
Joseph Bruchac

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

224/366 The Children of the Earth


224/366 The Children of the Earth

“We are the children of the earth and removed from her our spirit withers.” 
George Macaulay Trevelyan

223/366 Inheritance


223/366 Inheritance

We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” 
David Brower

Monday, 12 September 2016

222/366 Reserves of Strength


222/366 Reserves of Strength

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” 
Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

221/366 Trust


221/366 Trust

“I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.” 
Maya Angelou

Sunday, 11 September 2016

220/366 Laughter


220/366 Laughter

“The earth laughs in flowers.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

219/366 Find Ecstasy


219/366 Find Ecstasy

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” 
Emily Dickinson

Saturday, 10 September 2016

218/366 Scatter Joy


218/366 Scatter Joy

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

217/366 Blossoms


217/366 Blossoms

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” 
Oscar Wilde

Friday, 9 September 2016

216/366 The Stream of Life


216/366 The Stream of Life

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.”  
Rabindranath Tagore