SOMETHING TO KEEP YOU GOING

I bought my first collection of Adrienne Rich's poetry over twenty five years ago and I'm a big fan. But I needed to be reminded of this particular stanza by Crystal over at PERSPECTIVE. And, boy, did it buck me up and strengthen my resolve.

My heart is moved by all I cannot save:
So much has been destroyed.
I have to cast my lot with those
Who age after age, perversely,
With no extraordinary power
Re-constitute the world.

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