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Poetry Near You. Academy of American Poets. National Poetry Month. American Poets Magazine. Poems Find and share the perfect poems. On Living I Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel, for example— I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
Living is no laughing matter: you must take it seriously, so much so and to such a degree that, for example, your hands tied behind your back, your back to the wall, or else in a laboratory in your white coat and safety glasses, you can die for people— even for people whose faces you've never seen, even though you know living is the most real, the most beautiful thing.
I mean, you must take living so seriously that even at seventy, for example, you'll plant olive trees— and not for your children, either, but because although you fear death you don't believe it, because living, I mean, weighs heavier. II Let's say we're seriously ill, need surgery— which is to say we might not get up from the white table.
Even though it's impossible not to feel sad about going a little too soon, we'll still laugh at the jokes being told, we'll look out the window to see if it's raining, or still wait anxiously for the latest newscast. Let's say we're at the front— for something worth fighting for, say.
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There, in the first offensive, on that very day, we might fall on our face, dead. We'll know this with a curious anger, but we'll still worry ourselves to death about the outcome of the war, which could last years. Let's say we're in prison and close to fifty, and we have eighteen more years, say, before the iron doors will open. We'll still live with the outside, with its people and animals, struggle and wind— I mean with the outside beyond the walls. I mean, however and wherever we are, we must live as if we will never die. III This earth will grow cold, a star among stars and one of the smallest, a gilded mote on blue velvet— I mean this , our great earth.
This earth will grow cold one day, not like a block of ice or a dead cloud even but like an empty walnut it will roll along in pitch-black space. You must grieve for this right now —you have to feel this sorrow now— for the world must be loved this much if you're going to say "I lived".
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Nazim Hikmet Some Advice to Those Who Will Serve Time in Prison If instead of being hanged by the neck you're thrown inside for not giving up hope in the world, your country, and people, if you do ten or fifteen years apart from the time you have left, you won't say, "Better I had swung from the end of a rope like a flag"-- you'll put your foot down and live.
It may not be a pleasure exactly, but it's your solemn duty to live one more day to spite the enemy. Part of you may live alone inside, like a stone at the bottom of a well. But the other part must be so caught up in the flurry of the world that you shiver there inside when outside, at forty days' distance, a leaf moves.
A man of many talents, indeed, and many stories to tell. From the early days Robyn sat in with a ukulele and shaker and sang with the Poets at our first shows.
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Then one night she brought her keyboard to a rehearsal and began adding a whole new level to our sound. Her ability to accent the rhythms with counter rhythms, or paint the background with ethereal sounds, or step to the front with melodic solos, has expanded the rich sound that is ZMP. Her voice is extraordinary and she can backup with harmonies or take the lead and soar.
She constantly is expanding her abilities and adding them to everything we do. Anthony brings sweet beats to dancing feet with his delightful drumming! We are so grateful for his intricate rhythms, skills from stage tech to bus driving , and talents added into the mix!
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The newest member of the band, Chad plays bass left-handed and upside-down on electric bass and also plays an upright bass named Ethelene! The enthusiasm, talent, and skills that he brings are palpable in the groove! He is also one of our primary designers for promotion and merch.
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