Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poetry Quote of the Day: Theodore Roethke

"Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries."
---Theodore Roethke, as quoted in The Creativity Book, A Year's Worth of Inspiration and Guidance by Eric Maisel

This post is part of my Poetry Quote a Day series for National Poetry Month.


  1. This is beautiful. May we all move among mysteries...

    It's a hard way to live, being vulnerable, but it brings with it many gifts we would not otherwise hope to achieve.

    ...if we keep saying that, maybe we'll believe it enough to let go of trying to control and cover and predetermine everything.


  2. An amazing quote. Living and moving in mysteries is one of the greatest things about being alive.

  3. Oh, I LOVE this one.

    I used to think how it must be so much easier, to live without a raw and open heart. And then, at one point, I started to really get it. The big fat mysterious benefits. Sigh...


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