We could not stay

And I’d like a world, wouldn’t you, in which people actually took time to think about what they were saying? It would be, I’m certain, a more peaceful, more reasonable place. I don’t think there could ever be too many poets.

By writing poetry, even those poems that fail and fail miserably, we honor and affirm life. We say, “We loved the earth but could not stay.”

~ Ted Kooser

(thank you to the ever-wonderful Claudia Cummins for introducing me to these lines)


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2 Comments

  1. Brenna Darazs
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Perfection.

  2. Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous. Thank you.