The World Has Need of You

everything here seems to need us
~Rainer Maria Rilke

This poem by Ellen Bass speaks to my heart today, so I wanted to share it with you. With the news filled with sadness and madness, we must try harder each day to feel that “invisible tug between you and everything.”  The beautiful words of Ellen Bass remind us that each one of us is a precious meaningful being, and that each one of us can and must make a positive difference in a world gone mad.


5 thoughts on “The World Has Need of You

  1. Les in OR

    This is lovely. I recently learned about Ellen Bass’s poetry on one of Kelly Corrigan’s (author of Tell Me More) videos. I need to read more by Bass! By the way, is that Yaquina Head? Looks familiar!

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks, Les. I’ll have to look up that video! I’d love to see it. Yes…that Is Yaquina Head. I was searching for a photo in the public domain, and fell in love with this one.



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