Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.

— Jane Kenyon

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If it's darkness we're having, let it be extravagant.

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If you want a different life, you gotta start doing and learning different things.

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My ear is not working, my poetry ear.

I can't write a line that doesn't sound like pots and pans falling out of the cupboard.

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Jane Kenyon quote A poet's job is to find a name for every

A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things.

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The soul's bliss and suffering are bound together.

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A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things.

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Let it come, as it will, and don't be afraid.

God does not leave us comfortless, so let evening come.

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I am the one whose love overcomes you, already with you when you think to call my name.

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The poet's job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it.

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To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop in the oats, to air in the lung let evening come. Let it come, as it will, and don't be afraid. God does not leave us comfortless, so let evening come.

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There's just no accounting for happiness, or the way it turns up like a prodigal who comes back to the dust at your feet having squandered a fortune far away.

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I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here.

Now there is no more catching one's own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no plastic, no insurance premiums, and of cours eno illness. Contrition does not exist, nor gnashing of teeth. No one howls as the first clod of earth hits the casket. The poor we no longer have with us. Our calm hearts strike only the hour, and God, as promised, proves to be mercy clothed in light.

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Everyone longs for love's tense joys and red delights.

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About Jane Kenyon

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16
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