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Month: June, 2015

Bookmark Quote #121

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Bookmark Quote #120

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Properly, we should read for power. Mad reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.

-Ezra Pound

Read the story of 1000 Bookmarks.

Sun Catcher

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On those days when I feel low,
powerless
small and insignificant as
flotsam upon the waves of inevitability

I will stand tall
stretch my legs
and lengthen my spine to full height
as I remember that I
am an equal to the sun—

as solid as a mountain range
as rooted as an ancient redwood
as free as outstretched falcon wings
as ethereal as a summer cloud
as lithe as a blade of grass

— when I feel its rays,
its energy, warmth, and light
I will know that they
have travelled more than
ninety million miles
to this place
across empty space
through earth’s atmosphere
to my face, my chest, my planted body
where they meet the end of their journey
just three feet from the ground.

Bookmark Quote #119

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When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.

-Clifton Fadiman

Read the story of 1000 Bookmarks.

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