Theodore Roethke

1908 - 1963

A Quote by Theodore Roethke on bitterness, force, sons, ugliness, and universe

Long live the weeds that overwhelm My narrow vegetable realm! The bitter rock, the barren soil That force the son of man to toil; All things unholy, marred by curse, The ugly of the universe.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: Long Live the Weeds

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on love

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Love is not love until love's vunerable.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on circumstances, madness, nobility, and soul

What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: "In a Dark Time"

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on body, god, and soul

God bless the roots! Body and soul are one.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on beginning, darkness, and time

In a dark time, the eye begins to see.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: "In a Dark Time"

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on congress and life

And what a congress of stinks!- Roots ripe as old bait, Pulpy stems, rank, silo-rich, Leaf mold, manure, lime, piled against slippery planks, Nothing would give up life: Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: Root Cellar, 1948

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