Quotation by Theodore Roethke

Water's my will, and my way,
And the spirit runs, intermittently,
In and out of the small waves,
Theodore Roethke (1908–1963), U.S. poet. Meditation at Oyster River (l. 63–65). . .

Modern American Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (8th rev. ed., 1962) Harcourt, Brace and Company.
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