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J.D. Deutschendorf
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Tuttle, Oklahoma

  poetry quotes: eternal truths

    We take
unholy risks to prove
we are what we cannot be.

  -  Leroi Jones

If you should ask me why I dwell among green mountains,
I should laugh silently; my soul is serene.
The peach blossom follows the moving water;
There is another heaven and earth beyond the world of men.

  -  Li Po   translated by Robert Payne

So free we seem, so fettered fast we are.

  -  Robert Browning

More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of.
Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.

  -  Alfred Lord Tennyson

and if ever i touched a life i hope that life knows
that i know that touching was and still is and will always
      be the true

  -  Nikki Giovanni

The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart.

  -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The heart's dead
Are never buried.

  -  Samual Hoffenstein

But all your strength is weakness itself against
The immortal unrecorded laws of God
They are not merely now: they were and shall be
Forever, beyond man utterly.

  -  Sophocles

He who learns must suffer.
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
and in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom to us by the aweful grace of God.

  -  Aeschylus

It is what man does not know of God
Composes the visible poem of the world.

  -  Richard Eberhart

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.

  -  Amelia Earhart

For of all sad words of tounge or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"

  -  John Greenleaf Whittier

All that we do
is touched with ocean, yet we remain
On the shore of what we know.

  -  Richard Wilbur

The voice of Nature loudly cries
And many a message from the skies,
That something in us never dies.

  -  Robert Burns

What shakes the eye but the invisible?
Running from God's the longest race of all.

  -  Theodore Roethke

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