Monday, February 07, 2022

just simple lines intertwining

be as careless with your own heart
as you are careful of everyone else's
love and lose and learn
tread lightly on the earth
but try and put more into the pot
than you take out
Those are lines of mine above. Much to my astonishment, my yoga teacher quoted the first two during Saturday's class.
We must not be frightened nor cajoled
into accepting evil as deliverance from evil.
We must go on struggling to be human,
though monsters of abstraction
police and threaten us.
More good stuff, from an American poet called Robert Hayden with whom I was unfamiliar until yesterday. I got it, of all places, from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when Dua Lipa asked him how his faith and his comedy overlapped.

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