LoriMT (lorimt) wrote,

More poetry

I've been reading a lot of poetry lately, it seems. This is at least in part due to quartzpebble foisting good stuff on me a while back, though this pile is mostly from random internet recs.

Poems to keep track of / Classics for a reason:

Robert Burns' To a Mouse

Maya Angelou's Still I rise

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

In particular, having just read:

'You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving."
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you.
And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream.'

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