May 5, 2017 | by Dory Benford
Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise"
“Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.”
Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Rudyard Kipling, "If"
“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’”
William Ernest Henley, "Invictus"
“It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.”
Dylan Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."