Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.

May Sarton

May Sarton

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Belgian

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She became for me an island of light, fun, wisdom where I could run with my discoveries and torments and hopes at any time of day and find welcome.

Adventures may be for the adventurous, but home is where the real things are sown and reaped, where in the end the real things happen.

But tears are an indulgence. Memory sings.

Art must be nourished by faith, the faith of an equal.

Words are more powerful than perhaps anyone suspects, and once deeply engraved in a child's mind, they are not easily eradicated.

Deep down there was understanding, not of the facts of our lives so much as of our essential natures.

KAIROS A unique time in a person's life; an opportunity for change.

Where joy in an old pencil is not absurd.

It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.

The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the "creative" is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death.

So let the world go, but hold fast to joy.

In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.

I have never written a book that was not born out of a question I needed to answer for myself.

Every relation challenges; every relation asks me to be something, do something, respond. Close off response and what is left? Bearing...enduring...waiting.