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    Everyone longs for love's tense joys and red delights.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: joy 
     
    I am the one whose love overcomes you, already with you when you think to call my name.
    — Jane Kenyon
    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.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: fear  heart  earth  despair  illness  eyes  mercy  bad  poor  god  book 
     
    Let it come, as it will, and don't be afraid. God does not leave us comfortless, so let evening come.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: god  afraid 
     
    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.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: happiness 
     
    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.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: poetry  write 
     
    The soul's bliss and suffering are bound together.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: suffering  soul 
     
    A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: fearless  job  poet 
     
    If you want a different life, you gotta start doing and learning different things.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: learning 
     
    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.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: truth  people  live  beautiful  job  poet 
     
    If it's darkness we're having, let it be extravagant.
    — Jane Kenyon
    tags: darkness 
     
    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
    tags: time  work  gift  book  read 
     
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