A poem by May Sarton
I read this quote in the Crazy Quilters Club May 2010 Newsletter. I wanted to keep track of it, so I'm posting it here to share.
"I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away and like a tree that sows seeds every spring and never counts the loss, because it is not loss, it is adding to future life. It is the tree's way of being. Strongly rooted, perhaps, but spilling its treasure on the wind." May Sarton
I think it is absolutely lovely.
Here is a link to all her poems
Here is a quote of hers I found while looking at her poetry.
||The woman who needs to create works of art is born with a kind of psychic tension in her which drives her unmercifully to find a way to balance, to make herself whole. Every human being has this need:...
|May Sarton (b. 1912), U.S. poet, novelist. Hilary Stevens, in Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, pt. 2 (1965).