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Jane Hirshfield

  • There is no Paradise, no place of true completion, that does not include within its walls the unknown.

  • So few grains of happiness / measured against all the dark / and still the scales balance.

    • Jane Hirshfield,
    • "The Weighing," The October Palace ()
  • The world asks of us / only the strength we have and we give it. / Then it asks more, and we give it.

    • Jane Hirshfield,
    • "The Weighing," The October Palace ()

Jane Hirshfield, U.S. poet, writer, translator