Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep...
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me.
I know why the caged bird sings.
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart [ i carry it in my heart ]
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)
here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Photography's potential as a great image-maker and communicator is really no different from the same potential in the best poetry where familiar, everyday words, placed within a special context, can soar above the intellect and touch subtle reality in a unique way.
The best poetry has its roots in the subconscious to a great degree. Youth, naivety, reliance on instinct more than learning and method, a sense of freedom and play, even trust in randomness, is necessary to the making of a poem.
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