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A great poet who appears in illiterate times, absorbs into his sphere all the light which is any where radiating. Every intellectual jewel, every flower of sentiment it is his fine office to bring to his people; and he comes to value his memory equally with his invention.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men

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Poem of the Day for May 28, 2016

The Past

The debt is paid,
The verdict said,
The Furies laid,
The plague is stayed.
All fortunes made;
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A great man does not wake up on some fine morning and say, “I am full of life, I will go to sea and find an Antarctic continent: to-day I will square the circle: I will ransack botany and find a new food for man: I have a new architecture in my mind: I foresee a new mechanic power”: no, but he finds himself in the river of the thoughts and events, forced onward by the ideas and necessities of his contemporaries.

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Deep Blue Sea

“Great are they who see that the spirit is stronger than any material force — that thoughts rule the world.”¬†

— ¬†Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anthony Satori