Quotes About Poetry Life

Quotes tagged as "poetry-life" (showing 1-30 of 84)
Jess C. Scott
“Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”
Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

Madeleine L'Engle
“You mean you're comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it? Yes. Mrs. Whatsit said. You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time: With Related Readings

Atarah L. Poling
“I yearn to make these scars disappear
And to forget about the past.
To throw away all of my fears
And to be happy at last.”
Atarah L. Poling, Hidden Light

Atarah L. Poling
“I don't feel strong anymore
I feel like falling to my knees.
Things aren't the way they were before,
They're not the way they're supposed to be.”
Atarah L. Poling, Hidden Light

Atarah L. Poling
“This is where I belong, burning in these flames. For everything I have done wrong, I know I am to blame.”
Atarah L. Poling, Hidden Light

Michael    Jones
“I love being able to see an un-written future.”
Michael Jones, Drowning Silence Poetry

Laura Restrepo
“Todos los secretos están guardados en un mismo cajón, el cajón de los secretos, y si develas uno, corres el riesgo de que pase lo mismo con los demás.”
Laura Restrepo, Delirio

“In an age when nations and individuals routinely exchange murder for murder, when the healing grace of authentic spirituality is usurped by the divisive politics of religious organizations, and when broken hearts bleed pain in darkness without the relief of compassion, the voice of an exceptional poet producing exceptional work is not something the world can afford to dismiss.”
Aberjhani, The American Poet Who Went Home Again

Atarah L. Poling
“What am I to do?
What is my destiny?
I have no idea, not a clue
Feeling lost and empty.
What is my dream?
What is my future?
I beg thee to listen to me,
I beg thee to answer.”
Atarah L. Poling, Hidden Light

Michael    Jones
“I will never take what is never given, but I will receive to what is given.”
Michael Jones, Drowning Silence Poetry

“Each in His Own Tongue
A fire mist and a planet,
A crystal and a cell,
A jellyfish and a saurian,
And caves where the cave men dwell;
Then a sense of law and beauty,
And a face turned from the clod —
Some call it Evolution,
And others call it God.
A haze on the far horizon,
The infinite, tender sky,
The ripe, rich tint of the cornfields,
And the wild geese sailing high;
And all over upland and lowland
The charm of the goldenrod —
Some of us call it Autumn,
And others call it God.

Like tides on a crescent sea beach,
When the moon is new and thin,
Into our hearts high yearnings
Come welling and surging in;
Come from the mystic ocean,
Whose rim no foot has trod —
Some of us call it Longing,
And others call it God.

A picket frozen on duty,
A mother starved for her brood,
Socrates drinking the hemlock,
And Jesus on the rood;
And millions who, humble and nameless,
The straight, hard pathway plod —
Some call it Consecration,
And others call it God.”
William Herbert Carruth

Herta Müller
“Llevo un equipaje de silencio. Me he rodeado de un silencio tan hondo y duradero que nunca acierto a abrirme con las palabras. Cuando hablo, solamente me cierro de otra manera.”
Herta Müller

“Once a hunter met a lion near the hungry critter's lair,
and the way that lion mauled him was decidedly unfair;
but the hunter never whimpered when the surgeons, with their thread,
sewed up forty-seven gashes in his mutilated head;
and he showed the scars in triumph, and they gave him pleasant fame,
and he always blessed the lion that had camped upon his frame.
Once that hunter, absent minded, sat upon a hill of ants,
and about a million bit him, and you should have seen him dance!
And he used up lots of language of a deep magenta tint,
and apostrophized the insects in a style unfit to print.
And it's thus with worldly troubles;
when the big ones come along, we serenely go to meet them, feeling valiant, bold and strong, but the weary little worries with their poisoned stings and smarts, put the lid upon our courage, make us gray, and break our hearts.”
Walt Mason

Solange nicole
“What do you do when the alienating silence deafens your 'bootless cries'?”
Solange nicole

Tonny K. Brown
“My poetry lives in the spaces of time, in between time, in time out. It is not a constant vibe; I catch it like the incoming tide, going out again. It will not let me say what I want to say for words cannot be woven together to express me that way. My words have learned to be patient for nothing. Now is my time out.”
Tonny K. Brown

Ezra Pound
“Нет такой формы банальности, которую нельзя без труда превратить в пятистопный ямб. Если человек научился считать до десяти, ему не сложно начать новую строку с каждого одиннадцатого слога или отбивать каждый второй слог с ударением.”
Ezra Pound

Jessica Kristie
“I can't love anymore.
Except for you...
I love you so much it hurts to breathe.”
Jessica Kristie

Jessica Kristie
“In that wounded place,
buried between
my ribs and letting go,
I miss you.”
Jessica Kristie

“Contemporary poets got so obscure that poetry kind of fell out of favor,”
Paul Ruffin

Mie Hansson
“Do not judge a woman on her knees_
you never know how tall she is when she stands!”
Mie Hansson, Where Pain Thrives

Jessica Kristie
“I was just an option.
Blown easily to pieces
and offered to the sky
by the sweet laced pain
upon your lips.”
Jessica Kristie

Jessica Kristie
“I balance you
on the end of my pen.
Teetering between love
and letting go.”
Jessica Kristie

“The beautiful you is not the color of your skin

Or the texture of your hair.

The beautiful you is not how tall or short you are

The beautiful you is not rather you’re skinny or overweight by society standards

The beautiful you is not the degrees you have obtain

Or the size of your bank accounts.

The beautiful you, has nothing to do with where you’re from, or religious beliefs

Nor the car you drive or the house you live in.

The beautiful you is not the price tag of what you wear

The beautiful you has nothing do with how eloquent you speak

The beautiful you is your kindness and compassion toward others

The beautiful you is your tolerance and patience

The beautiful you is your ability to love and forgive

The beautiful you don’t rush to judge what you don’t understand

The beautiful you is always seeking to evolve into its higher self

That is the beautiful you and that is what the world needs

The beautiful you is what defines our Humanity

The Beautiful you, Be that Always!”
Micheline Jean Louis

“On Paper
some call it poetry
but it is just pain
on paper
rassool jibraeel snyman (c) 2015
"The Poetic Assassin”
rassool jibraeel snyman

Jessica Kristie
“I bleed to un-break you,
un-mending me.
I fall to save you...
now who will save me.”
Jessica Kristie

Jessica Kristie
“I need to work on me.
The me
without you.”
Jessica Kristie

Jessica Kristie
“You are the poem
that sticks in my throat
teaching me to whisper
with the voice of my heart.”
Jessica Kristie

Jessica Kristie
The fall is quick,
and permanent.”
Jessica Kristie

Daleen Van Tonder
“Thus we challenge, we hope, we fall.
Thus we ponder, we test, we stall.
Thus we learn, we break, we crawl.
Thus we grow, we learn, walk tall.
Here we try, we cope, & believe.
Here we fail, we win, we achieve.
Here we love, we bond, we need.
Here we travel, we see, we breed.
In faith of another we build and plan.
In faith of another, we trust both good & bad.
in faith of another we lay bare the minds mad.
In faith of another we invest no part of sad.
Let the marks you leave on me not be scars.
Let the marks you leave on me be bright as the stars.
Let these marks never become my eternal bars.
Let these marks mirror those of the love of our Gods.
May my presence bring hope and never harm.
May my light shine boldly with pure solid charm.
May you always remember the smile in my palm.
May my kiss of wisdom grow wildflowers in calm.”
Daleen Van Tonder

Jessica Kristie
“Birthing hope from the madness
that perches on the fence
of our once perfect
Jessica Kristie

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