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  • #1
    Anne Sexton
    “I am God, la de dah.”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #2
    Robert Frost
    “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
    Robert Frost

  • #3
    Derek Walcott
    “Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.”
    Derek Walcott

  • #4
    Stephen Sondheim
    “One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.”
    Stephen Sondheim

  • #5
    Wallace Stevens
    “Poetry is an abstraction bloodied.”
    Wallace Stevens

  • #6
    “The horses suddenly began to neigh, protesting
    Against those who were drowning them in the ocean.
    The horses sank to the bottom, neighing, neighing.
    Until they had all gone down.
    That is all. Nevertheless, I pity them,
    Those bay horses, that never saw land again.”
    Boris Slutsky, Things That Happened

  • #7
    John Berryman
    “You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest.”
    John Berryman

  • #8
    Jack Spicer
    “Most of my friends like words too well. They set them under the blinding light of the poem and try to extract every possible connotation from each of them, every temporary pun, every direct or indirect connection - as if a word could become an object by mere addition of consequences. Others pick up words from the streets, from their bars, from their offices and display them proudly in their poems as if they were shouting, "See what I have collected from the American language. Look at my butterflies, my stamps, my old shoes!" What does one do with all this crap?”
    Jack Spicer

  • #9
    Octavio Paz
    “Mineral cactai,
    quicksilver lizards in the adobe walls,
    the bird that punctures space,
    thirst, tedium, clouds of dust,
    impalpable epiphanies of wind.
    The pines taught me to talk to myself.
    In that garden I learnedto send myself off.
    Later there were no gardens. ”
    Octavio Paz, A Draft of Shadows and Other Poems

  • #10
    Walt Whitman
    “I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.”
    Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

  • #11
    Frank O'Hara
    “I have been to lots of parties
    and acted perfectly disgraceful
    but I never actually collapsed
    oh Lana Turner we love you get up”
    Frank O'Hara

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