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Теодор Рётке

Дата рождения: 25. Май 1908
Дата смерти: 1. Август 1963

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Теодор Хюбнер Рётке — американский поэт.

Родился в семье немецких иммигрантов. Получил образование в Мичиганском университете , получил степень магистра в Гарвардском. В конце 1930-х годов начал преподавать английскую и американскую литературу в различных университетах и колледжах США, завершив свою преподавательскую карьеру в Вашингтонском университете . Стихи, написанные в 1930-е годы, вошли в книгу «Открытый дом» . Сборник сразу же получил одобрение критиков и признание публики.

Среди десяти его сборников, три из которых вышли посмертно, наиболее известны книги «Пробуждение» , за которую поэт был удостоен Пулитцеровской премии , и «„Аз есмь!“ — глаголет Агнец» . Теодор Рётке был удостоен дважды ежегодной Национальной книжной премии за стихи, в 1959 году и посмертно в 1965 году. В 1966 вышел том «Избранного» .

Цитаты Теодор Рётке

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„Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.“

— Theodore Roethke, Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke

„Love alters all. Unblood my instinct, love.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: The night wind rises. Does my father live? Dark hangs upon the waters of the soul. My flesh is breathing slower than a wall. Love alters all. Unblood my instinct, love. "The Renewal," ll. 7-10

„Snail, snail, glister me forward,
Bird, soft-sigh me home,
Worm, be with me.
This is my hard time.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: I shook the softening chalk of my bones, Saying, Snail, snail, glister me forward, Bird, soft-sigh me home, Worm, be with me. This is my hard time. "The Lost Son," ll. 8-11

„Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay:
I'm martyr to a motion not my own;
What's freedom for? To know eternity.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay: I'm martyr to a motion not my own; What's freedom for? To know eternity. I swear she cast a shadow white as stone. But who would count eternity in days? These old bones live to learn her wanton ways: (I measure time by how a body sways.) "I Knew a Woman," ll. 22-28

„Like witches they flew along rows,
Keeping creation at ease“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: Like witches they flew along rows, Keeping creation at ease; With a tendril for needle They sewed up the air with a stem; They teased out the seed that the cold kept asleep, — All the coils, loops and whorls. They trellised the sun; they plotted for more than themselves. "Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze," ll. 19-25

„And everything comes to One,
As we dance on, dance on, dance on.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: p>And I dance with William Blake For love, for Love's sake;And everything comes to One, As we dance on, dance on, dance on.</p Once More, the Round," ll. 11-12

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„Voice, come out of the silence.
Say something.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: p> Voice, come out of the silence. Say something. Appear in the form of a spider Or a moth beating the curtain.Tell me: Which is the way I take; Out of what door do I go, Where and to whom?</p The Lost Son, ll. 24 - 29

„Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how? The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair; I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

„What the grave says,
The nest denies.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: I'll seek my own meekness. What grace I have is enough. The lost have their own pace. The stalks ask something else. What the grave says, The nest denies. "Unfold! Unfold!," ll. 59-64

„I know the motion of the deepest stone.
Each one's himself, yet each one's everyone.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: p>Is pain a promise? I was schooled in pain, And found out what I could of all desire; I weep for what I'm like when I'm alone In the deep center of the voice and fire.I know the motion of the deepest stone. Each one's himself, yet each one's everyone.</p "The Sententious Man," ll. 31-36

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„The small become the great, the great the small;
The right thing happens to the happy man.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: God bless the roots! — Body and soul are one! The small become the great, the great the small; The right thing happens to the happy man. "The Right Thing," ll. 7-9

„I knew a woman, lovely in her bones“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them; Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one: The shapes a bright container can contain! "I Knew a Woman," ll. 1 - 4

„There's time enough.
Behold, in the lout's eye, love.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: Beginnings start without shade, Thinner than minnows. The live grass whirls with the sun, Feet run over the simple stones, There's time enough. Behold, in the lout's eye, love. "I Cry, Love! Love!," ll. 33-39

„Who stunned the dirt into noise?
Ask the mole, he knows.“

— Theodore Roethke
Context: Who stunned the dirt into noise? Ask the mole, he knows. I feel the slime of a wet nest. Beware Mother Mildew. Nibble again, fish nerves. "The Lost Son," ll. 66-70

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