Poetry Quotations Quotes

Quotes tagged as "poetry-quotations" (showing 1-30 of 34)
Sanober  Khan
“tell me
of something fiercer
than the love with which
i gaze upon you

of something softer
than the tenderness
with which i hold you.”
Sanober Khan

Roman Payne
“Our lips were for each other and our eyes were full of dreams. We knew nothing of travel and we knew nothing of loss. Ours was a world of eternal spring, until the summer came.”
Roman Payne, Hope and Despair

Munia Khan
“If lighthouse becomes a burning candle,
flickered upon ocean's insanity.
Your sailing heart there anchors to handle
the obsessed breeze towards sand dune's vanity.”
Munia Khan

Malak El Halabi
“She is the woman that contradicts Simone de Beauvoir's saying "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman." She is the woman that makes your tooth pain seem like a trivial matter in comparison to the heartaches she causes as she deliberately passes by your side. She is the woman that makes your throat feel swollen and your tie to suddenly seem too tight. She is the woman that is able to take you to the seven heavens with a whisper; straight to cloud number nine.. She is the woman that erases all other women unintentionally and becomes without demanding the despot of your heart. She is the woman that sends you back and forth to purgatory and resurrects you with each unintended touch. She is the woman that will ask of you to burn Rome just to collect for her a handful of dust.”
Malak El Halabi

Roman Payne
“I took her to bed with silk and song
'Lay still, my love, I won’t be long,
I must prepare my body for passion.'
'O, your body you give, but all else you ration...”
Roman Payne

Alice Walker
“Even as I hold you
I think of you as someone gone
far, far away. Your eyes the color
of pennies in a bowl of dark honey
bringing sweet light to someone else
your black hair slipping through my fingers
is the flash of your head going
around a corner
your smile, breaking before me,
the flippant last turn
of a revolving door,
emptying you out, changed,
away from me.

Even as I hold you
I am letting go.”
Alice Walker

Malak El Halabi
“Be the man who has the spirit of a ruthless tiger, ravaging every dusty corner of my soul.

Be the man for whom I will tame myself voluntarily..

Be the man who can make me forget my birth date in moments of utter dellusion.

Be the man whose arms are my harbor, whose lips are my shore, and whose name is my only salvation.

Be the man who erases my past and draws my future with trails of roses and kisses.

Be the man who makes me sigh behind the windows of Poetry, longing to be written.

Be the man whose cigarette's ashes are confounded with mine.

Be the man whose voice moves mountains inside me.

Be the man whose eyes devour the innocence within me with every piercing glance.

Be the man for whom I will transform exceptions into rules.

Be the man who will dare to tear this poem from my hands.

The man who will rewrite with the uncertainty of the futur every single one of my verses.”
Malak El Halabi

Roman Payne
“The season was waning fast
Our nights were growing cold at last
I took her to bed with silk and song,
'Lay still, my love, I won’t be long...
I must prepare my body for passion.'
'O, your body you give, but all else you ration.'
'It is because of these dreams of a sylvan scene...
A bleeding nymph to leave me serene...
I have dreams of a trembling wench.'
'You have dreams,' she said, 'that cannot be quenched.'
'Our passion,' said I, 'should never be feared...
As our longing for love can never be cured...
Our want is our way and our way is our will...
We have the love, my love, that no one can kill.'
'If night is your love, then in dreams you’ll fulfill...
This love, our love, that no one can kill.'
Yet want is my way, and my way is my will,
Thus I killed my love with a sleeping pill.”
Roman Payne

Munia Khan
“I found an empty chair
and sat on it
to find myself even emptier.
I found a broken glass
and looked at it
to see my dissolved face
a little prettier
I found a steep doorway
and entered
in order to close my exit.

From the poem 'Blue Stanzas”
Munia Khan, Beyond The Vernal Mind

Munia Khan
“(This is from a tribute poem to Ronnie James Dio: Former lead vocalist of the band Rainbow, Black Sabbath. This is written with all the titles of the hit songs of DIO. The titles are all in upper case)

You can “CATCH THE RAINBOW” –
“A RAINBOW IN THE DARK”
Through “ROCK & ROLL CHILDREN”
“HOLY DIVER” will lurk
“BEFORE THE FALL” of “ELECTRA”
“ALL THE FOOLS SAILED AWAY”
“JESUS,MARY AND THE HOLY GHOST”-
“LORD OF THE LAST DAY”
“MASTER OF THE MOON” you are
When my “ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE”
With our “BLACK”, “COLD FEET”,
“MYSTERY” of “PAIN” you crave
You’re “CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE”,
“BETWEEN TWO HEARTS”
When “HUNGRY FOR HEAVEN”
“HUNTER OF THE HEART” hurts
“FALLEN ANGELS” “FEED MY HEART”
“FEVER DREAMS” “FEED MY HEAD”
“I AM” “ANOTHER LIE”
“AFTER ALL (THE DEAD)”
Not “GUILTY” if you “HIDE IN THE RAINBOW’’
With your perfect “GUITAR SOLO”
“DON’T TELL THE KIDS” to “DREAM EVIL”
Don’t “GIVE HER THE GUN” to follow
“DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS”
Those “EVIL EYES” can see
“LORD OF THE NIGHT” “MISTREATED”;
“MY EYES” hate to fancy
“SHAME ON THE NIGHT” “TURN UP THE NIGHT”
Now it’s “TIME TO BURN”
“TWISTED” “VOODOO” does “WALK ON WATER”
And today its our turn
“BLOOD FROM A STONE” “BORN ON THE SUN”
I’m “BETTER IN THE DARK” “BREATHLESS”
The “PRISONER OF PARADISE” you are!
Forever you are deathless
“SACRED HEART” “SHIVERS”
Laying “NAKED IN THE RAIN”
“THIS IS YOUR LIFE”- “ WILD ONE”!
Your “GOLDEN RULES” we gain
“IN DREAMS” “I SPEED AT NIGHT”
I’m “LOSING MY INSANITY”
“ANOTHER LIE”: “COMPUTER GOD”
Your “HEAVEN AND HELL”- my vanity!
By “KILLING THE DRAGON”
“I COULD HAVE BEEN A DREAMER”
I’m “THE LAST IN LINE” To “SCREAM”
Like an “INVISIBLE” screamer
Now that you are gone
“THE END OF THE WORLD” is here
“STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART”
“PUSH” “JUST ANOTHER DAY” in fear
“CHILDREN OF THE SEA” “ DYING IN AMERICA”
Is it “DEATH BY LOVE”?
“FACES IN THE WINDOW” looking for
A “GYPSY” from above
Dear “STARGAZER” from “STRANGE HIGHWAYS”
Our love “HERE’S TO YOU”
“WE ROCK” “ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD”
The “OTHER WORLD” anew
“ONE NIGHT IN THE CITY” with “NEON KNIGHTS”
“THE EYES” “STAY OUT OF MY MIND”
The “STARSTRUCK” “SUNSET SUPERMAN”
Is what we long to find
“THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING”
Is the “INSTITUTIONAL MAN”
“SHOOT SHOOT” to “TURN TO STONE”
“WHEN A WOMAN CRIES” to plan
To “STAND UP AND SHOUT”
before “ THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL”
Though “GOD HATES HEAVY METAL”
“EAT YOUR HEART OUT” to reach the goal.

From the poem- Holy Dio: the Diver (A tribute to Ronnie James Dio)”
Munia Khan

Ovid
“Not knowing what he sees, he adores the sight; That false face fools and fuels his delight”
Ovid

Amunhotep El Bey
“I love with love, so that we all may love." ~ Amunhotep El Bey”
Amunhotep El Bey, The Quotations Book of life and Death

J.S. Watts
“What you cannot lay to rest
Must therefore be laid aside

From the poem "Moors Child" published in the poetry collection "Cats and Other Myths”
J.S. Watts

“كل فكرٍ لا تحجّر، غدى مثل الصنم !”
بدر بن عبد المحسن

Maurice Manning
“the crows are like a harrow to
unbroken ground they turn it loose
they give it air”
Maurice Manning, Bucolics

Nicole  Lyons
“And that is the nature of us poets and whores, to make things hard: dicks, choices... life.”
Nicole Lyons

“I’ve been
running
running
running

from myself and I
am tired,
when will
I learn that I am all that I have?”
Mandeq Ahmed

Abhijit Sarmah
“Don’t I remember those rustic evenings, now
buried under a thick shawl of futile memories
when you and I, walked and talked
and melted into the lurid nightfall?
I do.”
Abhijit Sarmah, The Voice Under Silence

Morgan Dragonwillow
“Poetry, playing with your words until you breathe life into them.”
Morgan Dragonwillow

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Prince of the Ghetto:

They hate me because I'm poor.
They despise me because I'm common.
They reject me because I fight for the ghetto.

Let me tell you about the slums.
Let me tell you about the shanties.
Let me tell you about the ghetto.

Roaches do not bother us.
Violence does not frighten us.
Reality does not intimidate us.

At birth, our portion is pain.
At birth, our portion is sorrow.
At birth, our portion is death.

We see what others do not.
We hear what others do not.
We feel what others do not.
We experience what others do not.

We laugh but there is pain in our laughter.
We sing but there is distress in our songs.
We dance but there is agony in our steps.

The world was built on our backs.
The world was built on our tears.
It was built on our misery.
It was built on our blood!

We are sons.
We are daughters.
We are mothers.
We are fathers.

We are the poor.
We are the wretched.
We are your problem.
We are the ghetto.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Ted Hughes
“They only want to weep
As after the huge wars
Senseless huge wars
Huge senseless weeping.”
Ted Hughes, Ted Hughes: Poems Selected by Simon Armitage

“You take my breath away,
Even if you are miles away”
Patric Cruz

“L.S. Jones ‏@lovenutumoncho 15h
"Poetry is the triumphant spirit demonstrating it's grace in spite it's painful journey to expression!" LSJONES”
L.S. Jones

“Conditional love. Far from Gods original love.”
Delano Johnson, Love Quotes

“Outside, the meadows - dewy and golden
are cloaked in summer blooms.
My heart, scorching and desolate
sighs and sings sad songs of despair

And while I gather hundreds of
broken pieces of my heart
Outside, the meadows - dewy and golden
are cloaked in summer blooms.”
Neena H Brar

Abhijit Sarmah
“My town of clouds and river
Of terrifying minds and young dreams
Streets with some people
Good people smiling
Train tracks of dreamers,
High, happy, celebrating—
Us, themselves and the beauty.”
Abhijit Sarmah, The Voice Under Silence

Sandra Proto
“Life breathes on its own without nostrils”
Sandra Proto, Spring's Tepid Breath

“Smile is your make up,angelic face
You light up the entire place”
patrick cruz

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