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Tupac Shakur
“Sometimes when I'm alone
I Cry,
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
And sometimes...
I Cry
and no one cares about why.”
Tupac Shakur

“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”
Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

E.E. Cummings

"If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
And measles were nice and a lie warn't a lie,
Life would be delight,--
But things couldn't go right
For in such a sad plight
I wouldn't be I.

If earth was heaven and now was hence,
And past was present, and false was true,
There might be some sense
But I'd be in suspense
For on such a pretense
You wouldn't be you.

If fear was plucky, and globes were square,
And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee
Things would seem fair,--
Yet they'd all despair,
For if here was there
We wouldn't be we.”
E.E. Cummings

Dejan Stojanovic
“It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Maya Angelou
“Take the blinders from your vision
take the padding from your ears
and confess you've heard me crying
and admit you've seen my tears.”
Maya Angelou

Mahmoud Darwish
“Have I had two roads, I would have chosen their third.”
Mahmoud Darwish, In the Presence of Absence

هديل عبد السلام
“أنا اللي الدنيا بتجيني .. تقولي أؤمري اتمنّي”
هديل عبد السلام, شاي بلبن

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

“Poetry, like jazz, is one of those dazzling diamonds of creative industry that help human beings make sense out of the comedies and tragedies that contextualize our lives.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Mia Castile
“Eggshells become hard to break after walking on them for so long.”
Mia Castile

Luke Davies
“I will meet you on the nape of your neck one day, on the surface of intention, word becoming act.
We will breathe into each other the high mountain tales, where the snows come from, where the waters begin.”
-In the yellow time of pollen”
Luke Davies

“For what is a dream if not love first felt and what is mystery if not life itself”
Giselle V. Steele

Adrienne Rich
“When I talk of taking a trip I mean forever.”
Adrienne Rich

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

Adrienne Rich
“To do something very common, in my own way.”
Adrienne Rich

Benjamin R.  Smith
“I’m going to become a beat poet and a lesbian!”
Benjamin R. Smith, June Cleaver Sexual Deviant

John Donne
“...Whatever dies was not mixed equally,
If our two loves be one
Or thou and I love so alike
That none can slacken, none can die.”
John Donne

Lu Yu
“The clouds above us join and separate,
The breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns.
Life is like that, so why not relax?
Who can stop us from celebrating?”
Lu Yu

Dejan Stojanovic
“Everything that looks too perfect is too perfect to be perfect.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan Stojanovic
“The same word we love and hate, leaves in different directions, taking different paths.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

E.A. Bucchianeri
“When Hitler marched
across the Rhine
To take the land of France,
La dame de fer decided,
‘Let’s make the tyrant dance.’
Let him take the land and city,
The hills and every flower,
One thing he will never have,
The elegant Eiffel Tower.
The French cut the cables,
The elevators stood still,
‘If he wants to reach the top,
Let him walk it, if he will.’
The invaders hung a swastika
The largest ever seen.
But a fresh breeze blew
And away it flew,
Never more to be seen.
They hung up a second mark,
Smaller than the first,
But a patriot climbed
With a thought in mind:
‘Never your duty shirk.’
Up the iron lady
He stealthily made his way,
Hanging the bright tricolour,
He heroically saved the day.
Then, for some strange reason,
A mystery to this day,
Hitler never climbed the tower,
On the ground he had to stay.
At last he ordered she be razed
Down to a twisted pile.
A futile attack, for still she stands
Beaming her metallic smile.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

علي محمود خضير
“ولكن كلّ من يَمضي يترُكُ في صدري حصاة صغيرة”
علي محمود خضير

Raegan Butcher
“I eat the hearts of girls and puke slugs and snails.”
Raegan Butcher, End of the World Graffiti

Melissa Lee-Houghton
“I do not write to you, but of you,/because the paper that we write on/is our perishable skin.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, A Body Made of You

“Even the simplest poem
May destroy your immunity to human emotions.
All poems must carry a Government warning. Words
Can seriously affect your heart.”
Elma Mitchell

Alfonsina Storni
“Ah, me resisto, mas me tienes toda, tú, que nunca serás del todo mío.”
Alfonsina Storni

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