Lightly child, lightly

I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on in the world between the covers of books, such sandstorms and ice blasts of words, such staggering peace, such enormous laughter, such and so many blinding bright lights, splashing all over the pages in a million bits and pieces all of which were words, words, words, and each of which were alive forever in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.

~ Dylan Thomas, “Notes on the Art of Poetry” in The Poems of Dylan Thomas, Volume 1


  • Quote: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels.  Art: Michael Azgour with Jennifer Reading (2019)
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. limitless with no boundaries

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  2. Thank you, David. Great way to start the day.

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  3. Couldn’t have put it in better words – but then, I’m not Dylan Thomas. Words are SO MUCH to me, but always an eternal delight, a source of amazement, interest, a forever search for an even better expression to say EXACTLY what I mean….

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  4. Just started reading Henry Beston’s The Outer Most House….words and beauty for days! So many books, so little time.

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  5. Thomas certainly has a way with words!

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  6. Words. Words. Words. so beautiful. So meaningful. So life-giving and creating.

    Love it.

    thank you David and Dylan Thomas!

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  7. I love words. Nothing better than reading one I do not know – I always look it up, never skip over it
    (Not that that helps me with beating a certain someone at WWF…)

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  8. The element of discovery is such a wonder! //the photo: a pixel beauty…

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  9. The element of wondrous discovery found in books…/// the photo a real pixel beauty…

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