"I fear those shadows most
That start from my own feet."

Theodore Roethke, from The Surly One

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"May my silences become more accurate."
— Theodore Roethke, from “Words for Young Writers” in On Poetry and Craft

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"I feel the weight of stars…"

Theodore Roethke, from “A Nest of Light” in Straw for the Fire

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"Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light."

Theodore Roethke, from “The Stony Garden” in Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke

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