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  • #1
    Walt Whitman
    “What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #2
    Robert Frost
    “Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.
    From what I've tasted of desire,
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice
    I think I know enough of hate
    To say that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice.”
    Robert Frost

  • #3
    Shel Silverstein
    “If you are a dreamer come in
    If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
    A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
    If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
    For we have some flax golden tales to spin
    Come in!
    Come in!”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #4
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Still round the corner there may wait
    A new road or a secret gate
    And though I oft have passed them by
    A day will come at last when I
    Shall take the hidden paths that run
    West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #5
    T.S. Eliot
    “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #6
    Charles Baudelaire
    “Always be a poet, even in prose.”
    Charles Baudelaire

  • #7
    Robert Frost
    “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
    Robert Frost

  • #8
    Theodore Roethke
    “Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.”
    Theodore Roethke, Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke

  • #9
    T.S. Eliot
    “Do I dare
    Disturb the universe?
    In a minute there is time
    For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #10
    T.S. Eliot
    “We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.”
    T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

  • #11
    Anne Sexton
    “Watch out for intellect,
    because it knows so much it knows nothing
    and leaves you hanging upside down,
    mouthing knowledge as your heart
    falls out of your mouth.”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #12
    E.E. Cummings
    “listen: there’s a hell
    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #13
    Robert Frost
    “The rain to the wind said,
    You push and I'll pelt.'
    They so smote the garden bed
    That the flowers actually knelt,
    And lay lodged--though not dead.
    I know how the flowers felt.”
    Robert Frost

  • #14
    T.S. Eliot
    “April is the cruelest month, breeding
    lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    memory and desire, stirring
    dull roots with spring rain.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

  • #15
    E.E. Cummings
    “may came home with a smooth round stone
    as small as a world and as large as alone.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #16
    Arthur Rimbaud
    “I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.”
    Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat

  • #17
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Far over the misty mountains cold
    To dungeons deep and caverns old
    We must away ere break of day
    To seek the pale enchanted gold.

    The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
    While hammers fell like ringing bells
    In places deep, where dark things sleep,
    In hollow halls beneath the fells.

    For ancient king and elvish lord
    There many a gleaming golden hoard
    They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
    To hide in gems on hilt of sword.

    On silver necklaces they strung
    The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
    The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
    They meshed the light of moon and sun.

    Far over the misty mountains cold
    To dungeons deep and caverns old
    We must away, ere break of day,
    To claim our long-forgotten gold.

    Goblets they carved there for themselves
    And harps of gold; where no man delves
    There lay they long, and many a song
    Was sung unheard by men or elves.

    The pines were roaring on the height,
    The wind was moaning in the night.
    The fire was red, it flaming spread;
    The trees like torches blazed with light.

    The bells were ringing in the dale
    And men looked up with faces pale;
    The dragon's ire more fierce than fire
    Laid low their towers and houses frail.

    The mountain smoked beneath the moon;
    The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
    They fled their hall to dying fall
    Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.

    Far over the misty mountains grim
    To dungeons deep and caverns dim
    We must away, ere break of day,
    To win our harps and gold from him!”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

  • #18
    George Gordon Byron
    “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
    I love not man the less, but Nature more”
    George Gordon Byron

  • #19
    W.B. Yeats
    “Come away, O human child!
    To the waters and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand,
    For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.”
    W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

  • #20
    Walt Whitman
    “I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.”
    Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

  • #21
    T.S. Eliot
    “Time for you and time for me,
    And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
    And for a hundred visions and revisions,
    Before the taking of a toast and tea.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #22
    Leonard Cohen
    “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #23
    Joseph Brodsky
    “For darkness restores what light cannot repair.”
    Joseph Brodsky

  • #24
    Pablo Neruda
    “I want to see thirst
    In the syllables,
    Tough fire
    In the sound;
    Feel through the dark
    For the scream.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #25
    Wallace Stevens
    “I do not know which to prefer,
    The beauty of inflections
    Or the beauty of innuendos
    The blackbird whistling
    Or just after.”
    Wallace Stevens

  • #26
    Joanne Harris
    “I could do with a bit more excess. From now on I'm going to be immoderate--and volatile--I shall enjoy loud music and lurid poetry. I shall be rampant.”
    Joanne Harris, Chocolat

  • #27
    Mark Strand
    “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.”
    Mark Strand, Selected Poems

  • #28
    Leonard Cohen
    “Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
    Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
    Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
    Dance me to the end of love ”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #29
    Sarah   Williams
    “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
    I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
    Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

  • #30
    “I walked a mile with Pleasure;
    She chatted all the way;
    But left me none the wiser
    For all she had to say.

    I walked a mile with Sorrow;
    And ne’er a word said she;
    But, oh! The things I learned from her,
    When Sorrow walked with me.”
    Robert Browning Hamilton

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