Titles 'n' Quotes.

I realized that I often use quotes for the titles of my blog posts, and I don't usually cite them. That's probably not a good thing. So here's what I'll do. When I use another person's words, I'll put the source on this page.

If it's a Poetry Tuesday, the title will be from the poem posted, so I won't put it on here.

The title of this blog, "heard, half-heard in the stillness," is from "Little Gidding" (Mvmt 5), the last of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. The whole thing is gorgeous, and I quote from it a lot. You can read it here.

 So, starting with the latest, working my way back....

July 2: "But, sure, the sky is big, I said" -- Edna St Vincent Millay, "Renascence"

May 15: "Don't know the answer but I know who to blame" -- "Doesn't Have to Be This Way," Alison Krauss

March 30: "I contain multitudes" -- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

March 28: "the sky won't snow and the sun won't shine" --"Desperado," The Eagles

March 16: "though my story's seldom told" -- "The Boxer," Simon & Garfunkel

March 8: "can't see no other way" --"Heavenly Day," Patty Griffin

March 2: "metaphors help eliminate what separates you and me" --Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

February 27: "teach us to sit still"--T.S. Eliot, "Ash Wednesday"

February 13: "I'm lonesome as a lonesome whipporwill" --"The Littlest Birds," The Be Good Tanyas

February 9: "a child said, what is the grass?" --Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"

February 7: "we are out of tune" --William Wordsworth, "The World is Too Much with Us"

January 16: "we have seen our cities burning" --from one of Martin Luther King's speeches

January 10: "ain't it crazy what's revealed when you're not looking all that close"--"Jesus in New Orleans," Over the Rhine

January 6: "Were we all led that way?" --T.S. Eliot, "Journey of the Magi"

December 18: "Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked" -- "Chimes of Freedom," Bob Dylan

December 7: "There's a need for anything that frees us" -- "The Rebel Jesus," Jackson Browne

October 27: "this american dream may be poisonous" -- "What I'll Remember Most," Over the Rhine

October 18: "don't speak too soon, for the wheel's still in spin" -- "The Times, They are A-Changing," Bob Dylan

October 6: "I feel the wind a-blowing, slowly changing time" -- "Bird Song," The Wailin' Jennys

September 28: "and he takes and he takes and he takes" -- "Casimir Pulaski Day," Sufjan Stevens

September 11: "all shall be well" -- from Julian of Norwich, or T.S. Eliot, whichever you prefer.

September 9: "this badland beyond my ken" -- China Mieville, Perdido Street Station

August 5: "orphans, vagabonds, angels who lost their halos" -- "If Nothing Else," Over the Rhine

July 6: "we read to find ourselves" --Harold Bloom, How to Read and Why

June 23: "we cannot live, except thus mutually" -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Love"

June 21: "yes I said yes..." -- James Joyce, Ulysses

May 23: "But to-day the struggle." -- W.H. Auden, "Spain"

May 3: "among the gods, who brought this quarrel on?" -- The Iliad, Book 1.

April 26: "I will not rest until this place is full of sunlight" -- "Avila," The Wailin' Jennys

April 22: "pointing to the agony of death and birth" -- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, "East Coker" III

May 31, April 2 and March 28: "what I think about when I think about faith" --pulled from Haruki Murakami's book What I Talk about when I Talk about Running

March 15: "All your troubles, they don't stand a chance" -- "Darlin' Do Not Fear," Brett Dennen

March 9: "Where will the word be found, where will the word resound?" --T.S. Eliot, "Ash Wednesday"

February 14: "Tell St. Valentine, hey gimme five"-- "Infamous Love Song," Over the Rhine

February 13: "in this house of memory" -- Leila Ahmed, A Border Passage

February 8: "There is a me you would not recognize, dear" -- "Latter Days," Over the Rhine

February 4: "We who believe in freedom" -- "Ella's Song," Sweet Honey in the Rock

January 31: "Don't know much about...well, anything" -- "Wonderful World," Sam Cooke

January 26: "And skies are everywhere as blue as mine" -- "This is my song," a hymn from the United Methodists, or "Finlandia"

January 10: "When I think of the road we're traveling on, I wonder what's gone wrong" -- "American Tune," Paul Simon

December 17: "We all hover between apathy and compassion" -- "Junkie Song," Be Good Tanyas

December 11: "And we shall call it...this land," -- "Serenity, Part 1," Firefly

November 30: "they shall beat their swords into plowshares" --Isaiah 2:4

November 16: "we cannot remain silent in the face of these acts of violence" --from the open letter on the Proper 29 site.

November 2: "this is just to say" --William Carlos Williams, "This is Just to Say"

October 29: "Don't you wanna see what you're missing?" -- "The Seahorse," Over the Rhine

October 15: "this is the story of how we begin to remember" -- "Under African Skies," Paul Simon

September 26: "The proper study of mankind is books" -- Aldous Huxley

September 17: "laughin', spinnin', swingin' madly across the sun" -- "Mr. Tambourine Man," Bob Dylan

September 12: "a people without history is not redeemed from time," T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, "Little Gidding" V

September 7: "I have squandered my resistance for a pocket full of mumbles" -- "The Boxer," Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)

August 10: "and there ain't  no place in this world for our children to go" -- "It's a Hard Life," Nanci Griffith

July 26: "There was only one catch, and that was Catch-22." -- Joseph Heller, Catch-22

July 4: "This land is your land" -- "This Land is Your Land," Woody Guthrie

July 1: "I am not a kitten, stuck in a tree somewhere" -- "Not a Pretty Girl," Ani DiFranco

June 24: "Words words words" -- Hamlet