Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thought for the Day

In a dark time, 
the eye begins to see....
~ Theodore Roethke*
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* From "In a Dark Time" by Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), American Poet and Writer

Profiles of Theodore Roethke at Modern American Poetry, Poetry Foundation, Academy of American Poets, PBS (I Hear America Singing Series)


Theodore Roethke Home Museum (This site includes a selection of poems.)

Edward Byrne, "Theodore Roethke: 'My Papa's Waltz'", One Poet's Notes, June 16, 2007

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Maureen. It's always good to visit your thought for the day!

Louise Gallagher said...

What a lovely quote.

And I really like the links you share to give more depth to the one you quote each Sunday.

Thanks!

Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Love this quote. I think I'll reserve one of your suggestions at my library. Thanks!

Maureen said...

Kelly, Roethke can be a very rewarding poet to read. I don't know that he's taught so much these days but when I first found his poetry decades ago I was hooked.

Kathleen Overby said...

Redeems the darkness. Thx. Ohhh, to see.

S. Etole said...

Hard, but true.

elisasspot said...

I like this poet very much! I've not seen this particular piece before. I have a friend, who lost her mother a short while ago. I'll share this with her :)