I’ve just found this snippet courtesy of a search for the first line that arrived at this blog.
“The time cracks into furious flower
Lifts its face all unashamed
And sways in wicked grace…”
“This is the urgency: Live!
and have your blooming in the noise of the whirlwind.”
– Gwendolyn Brooks, The Second Sermon on the Warpland
I previously had the expression
“Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind”
This was written for all of us in the 21st century, don’t you think?