You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it.
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
Children seem naturally drawn to poetry - it's some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.
I like rhyme because it is memorable, I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas.
A certain administration which I won't call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that's the birth of hip-hop.
Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits.
I want you to see that I'm looking. Look at me look at you. I'm cool with that.
The heart, not the head, must be the guide.
You take stuff from different places, and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes, not because it makes sense.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
When I'm rhyming it's all in my head... Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing.
Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
Money gives me pleasure all the time.
the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making.
A rhyme doesn't make a song.
I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life.
Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically.
I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.
I work best in rhyme and meter. I was most confident of myself in that way.
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
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