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I thought I was going to be a poet when I was in college, but then I found out I was poor so I decided to do something I'd get paid for.
The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind.
Hemingway is overrated, Twain is even more lost at sea, And all truths point to the mouth of a woman, Where both her whispers and her screams, Are born. Pour another glass, Beer, wine, whiskey, I don't care, So long as its wisdom is sharp, And it tells lies instead of promises.
Writing became my anchor, my solace, my opiate of choice.
Some writers write to forget. Some forget to write.
Words too familiar, or too remote, defeat the purpose of a poet.
The eclipses of poets are not foretold in the calendar.
Ah, if I were dictator I'd have poets throwing bombs!
Ritual Version —for Kate Middleton humself, shamself, hymnself, shameself—. lameself, lambself, numbself, unself—. sing anger, goddess, of—. many devices—. sing anger godless—. tell me who—. sacred in the sea suffered so many woes—. bookshelf, doubtshelf, debtshelf, riftshelf—. driftshelf, truthshelf, foolshelf, rueshelf—. sing less the many souls sent—. they perished—. sing spoils for the dogs—. who swallowed down the foolish song—. the soul and its companions—. nounself, nonceself, nonself, lashself—. ashself, lawself, thoughtself, aughtself—. tell me, muse, from any point—. and birds—. sing less the wrath of—. a man’s cleverness—. tell also us—. of recklessness—. of home—.
Standing is symbolic of life itself, Open space is just a distance between you and someone else
Politics in any country in the world is dangerous. For the poet, politics in any country had better be disguised as poetry. Politics can be the graveyard of the poet. And only poetry can be his resurrection.
Commemoration of John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631 He was the Word that spake it; He took the bread and brake it; And what that Word did make it I do believe, and take it.
Charles Caleb Colton
Subtract from many modern poets all that may be found in Shakespeare, and trash will remain.
T. S. Eliot
Good poets borrow, great poets steal
The poet is a madman lost in adventure.
I’m passing the bar Where you first got in my car I’m not ashamed to admit That it’s you I won’t forget I saved your cigarettes and Bad habits I regret But the hours flew by like clouds Whenever I had you around Parachute lover Take me away From the plane that went crashing And the earth that’s in flames Saving you is saving me High above the redwood trees But down below I see shadows And parachute debris We're drifting like children Along for the ride Each time we find love Another parachute arrives Our madness will burn As bright as the sun And I’ll keep finding lovers But you were the one
The ground will never complain how much weight you add on it, how much you dig it and how much you grow on it, How long you live on it. Unused ground is an abomination to nature.
I don't identify with being old, I identify with being alive – which probably means I'm old.
William Butler Yeats
Poet and sculptor, do the work, / Nor let the modish painter shirk
How far we are going to read a poet when we can read about a poet is a problem to lay before biographers.
I'm much more of a musician than a poet. I just feel much more confident about my musical abilities.
Your world is as big as you make it. I know, for I used to abide In the narrowest nest in a corner, My wings pressing close to my side.
E. O. Wilson
The ideal scientist thinks like a poet and works like a bookkeeper
An artist need to be free in imagination and disciplined in execution.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
At bottom, no real object is unpoetical, if the poet knows how to use it properly.
The business of the poet and the novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things.
How do you define a poet? It's very simple. Anyone declaring that he is a poet, is a poet.
The same things that make you unique in this world, make you a target for the archers consumed by fear and jealousy.
Chance The Rapper
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I dream of a quiet man who explains nothing and defends nothing, but only knows where the rarest wildflowers are blooming, and who goes, and finds that he is smiling not by his own will. Sabbaths 1999 II
This empty shell holds nothing but the echoes of what was.
The unit of the poet is the word, the unit of the prose writer is the sentence.
Other than artistes, most people never realize the joys of insanity!
The poets who do this are uniquely conscious of this silence, this stillness.
A poet is one who can call forth the good latent in the human beast.
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
The poet is seldom or never merely describes nature; he inevitably beautifies and glorifies it,
Many good poets are really essayists who write very short essays.
Go for it because for all those moments that you would make up your mind the other might have already rushed for it.
They say, poetry is dead. I say, was there ever a time they had a clue of what the state of poetry is?
I am the poet of the high wire - I never do stunts; I do theatrical performances.
Painters and poets have equal license in regard to everything.
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A poem's life and death dependeth still Not on the poet's wits, but reader's will.
If passion was a substance I would say it is dark brown, and then blood red. It's like wet grass, tons of it soaked in mud. It's warm and it stinks like shit and it's unaccountably and endlessly good. It's thick and it goes on for miles and it isn't so much deep as bottomless and it holds you in its grip, you never drown. And then it goes. That's all you know.
The rain always makes me wonder What is it that the clouds ponder? Will I write something tonight? But I don't want to miss the thunder!
You should have been a poet." "I was." (Gesture towards his rags.) "Isn't that obvious?
It's like the difference between looking at a person and looking through their eyes." "That's how I feel about eating," Sirine interjects, and some of them laugh. Aziz lifts his chin and lowers his eyes silkily. "Please tell us more." "Well, I mean..." She fumbles for words and tears apart a slice of bread, trying to think what she means. "Something like... tasting a piece of bread that someone bought is like looking at that person, but tasting a piece of bread that they baked is like looking out of their eyes." "Fabulous metaphor," Aziz says. Nathan lifts his head. "That's giving other people power over you." "No more than usual," Aziz says. "Somebody's always going to have the power, and somebody's always got to bake the bread." He turns and smiles suavely at Sirine. "You've got the soul of a poet! Cooking and tasting is a metaphor for seeing. Your cooking reveals America to us non-Americans. And vice versa." "Chef isn't an American cook," Victor Hernandez says. "Not like the way Americans do food- just dumping salt into the pot. All the flavors go in the same direction. Chef cooks like we do. In Mexico, we put cinnamon in with the chocolate and pepper in the sweetcakes, so things pull apart, you know, make it bigger?
Keelhaul the poets in the vestry chairs.
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or men.