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Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

by Richard Wilbur

Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes

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Quote #4

To accept the waking body, saying now
In a changed voice as the man yawns and rises, (27-28)

Some hope at last. The soul isn't abandoning the body, and the human might have a chance at awareness. "Waking" in these lines is key; it reminds us of "awakening," which packs in a lot more meaning.

Quote #5

keeping their difficult balance. (34)

The "difficult balance" could be the struggle between consciousness and obliviousness. We can never fully understand our role in existence, but hopefully we have some clue as to what's going on around and beyond us.

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