Poem In Your Pocket Day Quotes

Quotes tagged as "poem-in-your-pocket-day" (showing 1-30 of 32)
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Pearl S. Buck
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”
Pearl S. Buck

Aberjhani
“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you
“You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.”
Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

Aberjhani
“To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Lucille Clifton
“won't you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.”
Lucille Clifton

Quote words that affirm all men and women are your brothers and sisters.
“Quote words that affirm
all men and women are your
brothers and sisters.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Your pain is a school unto itself–– and your joy a lovely temple.
“Your pain is a school unto itself–– and your joy a lovely temple.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Aberjhani
“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

Aberjhani
“The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Nguyễn Thiên Ngân
“Có một người tôi yêu hơn tất thảy
Nên tôi đem giấu thật xa

Thôi muốn thu người yêu tôi thành que kim
Giấu trong cánh rừng già
Hay thành một vỏ sò bé
Giấu ở nơi tận cùng sóng vỗ”
Nguyễn Thiên Ngân, Mình Phải Sống Như Mùa Hè Năm Ấy

Aberjhani
“Feet sandaled with dreams tread paths of vision leading to wisdom’s sharp peaks.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Poetry looking in the mirror sees art, and art looking in a mirror sings poetry.
“Poetry looking in the mirror sees art,
and art looking in a mirror sings poetry.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Aberjhani
“When a reader enters the pages of a book of poetry, he or she enters a world where dreams transform the past into knowledge made applicable to the present, and where visions shape the present into extraordinary possibilities for the future.”
Aberjhani, Collected Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

Individuals often turn to poetry, not only to glean strength and perspective from the words
“Individuals often turn to poetry, not only to glean strength
and perspective from the words of others, but to give birth
to their own poetic voices and to hold history accountable
for the catastrophes rearranging their lives.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Aberjhani
“The American identity has never been a singular one and the voices of poets invariably sing, in addition to their own, the voices of those around them.”
Aberjhani, The American Poet Who Went Home Again

Aberjhani
“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

Kay Ryan
“Tenderness and Rot

Tenderness and rot
share a border.
And rot is an
aggressive neighbor
whose iridescence
keeps creeping over.

No lessons
can be drawn
from this however.

One is not
two countries.
One is not meat
corrupting.

It is important
to stay sweet
and loving.”
Kay Ryan

The dancing vortex of a sacred metaphor clashes horns and halos to make wounded music
“The dancing vortex of a sacred metaphor clashes horns and halos to make wounded music set to the tempo of a new era in brilliant labor.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Aberjhani
“The music of revelation announces itself to the reader in somber brooding tones or in melodies light as air and one is invited to dance with the most captivating of partners: poetry.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Aberjhani
“Rainer Maria Rilke greeted and wrestled with the angels of his Duino Elegies in the solitude of a castle surrounded by white cliffs tall trees and the sea. I greeted most of mine in the solitude of a house that still vibrated with the throbs of a singular life that had helped shape many lives and with the ache of attempts to render useful service to that life. The River of Winged Dreams was therefore constructed as a link between dimensions of past and future emotions and intellect and matter and spirit.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Aberjhani
“The birth of a true poet is neither an insignificant event nor an easy delivery. Complications generally begin long before the fated soul carries its dubious light into whatever womb has been kind enough to volunteer the intricate machinery of its blood and prayers and muscles for a gestation period much longer than nine months or even nine years.”
Aberjhani, The American Poet Who Went Home Again

Christina Strigas
“I loved you for a thousand years and missed you in all of them.”
Christina Strigas, Love & Vodka: A Book of Poetry for Glass Hearts

Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is the season for loving and caring,
for laughing and caroling, giving and sharing.

Christmas is meant for the same, people say,
which makes life like Christmastime every day.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Edna Stewart
“Afghan Girl

Ice blue eyes that look to the morning sky as I knit the pieces and remnants of my life. I have No books, no paper, no pencils, and no black boards. I look at the holes in my life as I see the hills of the Appalachians that echo. I think to myself, who will I marry? Is my life-like Pari?

These strings please come together.

Snowflakes give me hope, and my dreams dance all around me. I‘ll put another log on the fire. I watch the brown paper bag over the broken glass pane letting the cold wind in; I’ll take some of these remnants and stuff it.

These strings are come together.

Mama told me that life would be hard. I bartered for flour the other day, and the chickens ain’t laying no eggs. I struggle with life and these strings. My hands are worn and tired. Now, I have granny square hands.
I am unclean, unblemished, and finished,

Afghan girl.”
Edna Stewart, Carpe Diem

Adhish Mazumder
“There lived a poet in the lands of gold,
Wrote along poems unaffected by warmth or cold,
His words spoke truth and pen's stroke was bold,
His only motive: lives to mould”
Adhish Mazumder, Versed with Life

Ana Claudia Antunes
“hough we travel the whole over to find the perfect match,we must carry it with us a light or it's playing hard to catch.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

Ymatruz
“Listen to the arts of kids, their hands when tied have wings.”
Ymatruz, The Coffee Cries Foul

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Lay a golden egg.
After you built a nest,
You wait for a leg.

And you land next.
Now you hope and pray.

Expect for the best.
Go on with no delay.
Get it right at last.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

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