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Muriel Rukeyser
(1913-1980) born on
Dec 15
US poet, feminist, social reformer. She was noted for writing about feminist, social and political problems; "The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser," 1979.
         
   
F
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

R
Dreams the sources of action, the meeting and the end,
a resting-place among the flight of things.
A
I think there is a choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
N
However confused the scene of our life appears,
however torn we may be who now do face that scene,
it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
K
Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Speed of Darkness."
R: "Easter Eve 1945," "The Green Wave," 1948.
A: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
N: "The Life of Poetry," 1949.
K: "The Life of Poetry," ch. 5, 1949.
   


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