Saturday, August 23, 2014

Muriel Rukeyser: "Islands"

                                          O for God’s sake
                                          they are connected

                                          They look at each other
                                          across the glittering sea
                                          some keep a low profile

                                          Some are cliffs
                                          The Bathers think
                                          islands are separate like them

"Islands" by Muriel Rukeyser, from The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser, edited by Janet Kaufman and Anne Herzog. © University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.  

Art credit: Untitled image by unknown photographer (originally color). Presented with this quote from William James: "We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep."

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