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Another one that Damien has read so beautifully on "Poetry Please" by my favourite poet.

The Wild Swans at Coole

BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky;
Upon the brimming water among the stones
Are nine-and-fifty swans.

The nineteenth autumn has come upon me
Since I first made my count;
I saw, before I had well finished,
All suddenly mount
And scatter wheeling in great broken rings
Upon their clamorous wings.

I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,
And now my heart is sore.
All's changed since I, hearing at twilight,
The first time on this shore,
The bell-beat of their wings above my head,
Trod with a lighter tread.

Unwearied still, lover by lover,
They paddle in the cold
Companionable streams or climb the air;
Their hearts have not grown old;
Passion or conquest, wander where they will,
Attend upon them still.

But now they drift on the still water,
Mysterious, beautiful;
Among what rushes will they build,
By what lake's edge or pool
Delight men's eyes when I awake some day
To find they have flown away?

I have a thing about swans, the most beautiful creatures in the world.

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I'm in love with the natural world, all beautiful and magical all by itself, without and beyond our control. Since childhood, all things about the planet we live on, from the tiniest to the hugest, have filled me with awe and wonder. So I thought I'd start big and  share some stunning photos of the 7 natural wonders of the world!

Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis

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Parícutin

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Victoria Falls

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The Grand Canyon

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Guanabara Bay

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The Great Barrier Reef

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Mount Everest

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I've seen one of the seven! Beautiful, inspiring pictures, domino.

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Thank you for more wonderful inspirations Rosie, you find really powerful ones

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I'd love to see the northern lights. Must be a magical experience.

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This is perhaps a topic on its own, but what are your fave inspirational movie quotes?

Ones that make you feel hopeful and encouraged, give you courage or motivation, leave you feeling inspired creatively or spiritually, or are just philosophically mind blowing?

Here are a few to start off with.

 

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”

– Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything

 

“Never be in a hurry. You’ll miss the best parts in life.”

- Marlene Dietrich, Around the World in Eighty Days

 

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

– Gandalf, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

 

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

– John Keating, Dead Poets Society

 

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

– Ferris, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

 

I kept dreaming of a world, I thought I’d never see. And then one day… I got in.”

Jeff Bridges, Tron

 

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.”

– Christopher, The Imitation Game

 

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”

– Dumbledore,  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

 

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

– The Emperor, Mulan

 

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.”

– Rafiki, The Lion King

 

"You have to get lost before you find yourself."

– Margo, Paper Towns

 

“Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.”

– Dory, Finding Nemo

 

“Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.”

- Gandhi, in Gandhi

 

"Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future."

Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

 

“Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.”

– Yoda, Return of the Jedi

 

"Your focus determines your reality."

- Qui-Gon Jinn,  The Phantom Menace 

 

 



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Lovely quotes, domino. My favourite Yoda quote:

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RPLovesIpswich wrote:

Lovely quotes, domino. My favourite Yoda quote:

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 This one is a classic !



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Inspiring quotes, from inspiring women

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domino wrote:

I'm in love with the natural world, all beautiful and magical all by itself, without and beyond our control. Since childhood, all things about the planet we live on, from the tiniest to the hugest, have filled me with awe and wonder. So I thought I'd start big and  share some stunning photos of the 7 natural wonders of the world!

Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis

7wonders1.jpg

 

Parícutin

7wonders2.jpg

 

Victoria Falls

7wonders4.jpg

 

The Grand Canyon

7wonders5.jpg

 

 

Guanabara Bay

7wonders6.jpg

 

The Great Barrier Reef

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Mount Everest

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 A great selection of pictures   smile  Unfortunately, I have not seen any of them..but maybe someday



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I haven't either Sana, but photos as stunning as these and immersing yourself in them is the next best thing! Close your eyes, imagine being fully in that photo, hearing the sounds, feeling the air experiencing that magnificent and humbling wonder energy! glitterglitter

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Which are you - the candle or the mirror?

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One of my fave inspirations of all time 

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Here is one for a restful Sunday...

 

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It's Winnie The Pooh day!

It's time for a little something

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or perhaps my more favourite version

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But in all seriousness, Pooh is  a very wise bear.

I'd thoroughly recommend the book 'The Tao of Pooh' to anyone!



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I'm a big fan of the Tao of Pooh too and the Te of Piglet!

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Deeply saddened to learn one of my favourite poets Mary Oliver has passed away.

A uniquely inspiring special soul, her incredible poetry will live on. Here is another favourite poem of mine.

 

Mary Oliver

Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?

 

Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches of other lives —

tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey, hanging

from the branches of the young locust trees, in early morning, feel like?

 

Do you think this world was only an entertainment for you?

 

Never to enter the sea and notice how the water divides

with perfect courtesy, to let you in!

Never to lie down on the grass, as though you were the grass!

Never to leap to the air as you open your wings over the dark acorn of your heart!

 

No wonder we hear, in your mournful voice, the complaint

that something is missing from your life!

 

Who can open the door who does not reach for the latch?

Who can travel the miles who does not put one foot

in front of the other, all attentive to what presents itself

continually?

Who will behold the inner chamber who has not observed

with admiration, even with rapture, the outer stone?

 

Well, there is time left —

fields everywhere invite you into them.

 

And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away

from wherever you are, to look for your soul?

 

Quickly, then, get up, put on your coat, leave your desk!

 

To put one’s foot into the door of the grass, which is

the mystery, which is death as well as life, and

not be afraid!

 

To set one’s foot in the door of death, and be overcome

with amazement!

 

To sit down in front of the weeds, and imagine

god the ten-fingered, sailing out of his house of straw,

nodding this way and that way, to the flowers of the

present hour,

to the song falling out of the mockingbird’s pink mouth,

to the tippets of the honeysuckle, that have opened

 

in the night

 

To sit down, like a weed among weeds, and rustle in the wind!

 

Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?

 

While the soul, after all, is only a window,

 

and the opening of the window no more difficult

than the wakening from a little sleep.

 

Only last week I went out among the thorns and said

to the wild roses:

deny me not,

      but suffer my devotion.

Then, all afternoon, I sat among them. Maybe

 

I even heard a curl or tow of music, damp and rouge red,

hurrying from their stubby buds, from their delicate watery bodies.

 

For how long will you continue to listen to those dark shouters,

caution and prudence?

Fall in! Fall in!

 

A woman standing in the weeds.

A small boat flounders in the deep waves, and what’s coming next

is coming with its own heave and grace.

 

Meanwhile, once in a while, I have chanced, among the quick things,

upon the immutable.

What more could one ask?

 

And I would touch the faces of the daises,

and I would bow down

to think about it.

 

That was then, which hasn’t ended yet.

 

Now the sun begins to swing down. Under the peach-light,

I cross the fields and the dunes, I follow the ocean’s edge.

 

I climb, I backtrack.

I float.

I ramble my way home.

 

candle



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