Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
The only problem
with Haiku is that you just
get started and then
I've had people explain to me what one of my poems meant, and I've been surprised that it means that to them. If a person can use a poem of mine to interpret her life or his life, good. I can't control that. Nor would I want to.
Poetry is language surprised in the act of changing into meaning.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say.
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
Clouds come floating into my life from other days no longer to shed rain or usher storm but to give colour to my sunset sky.
War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
Be curious, not judgmental.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Poetry is the language of intensity. Because we are going to die, an expression of intensity is justified.
I've had the wind knocked out of me, but never the hurricane
We were together. I forget the rest.
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