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Be a poet in action as well as in words.
Men of dreams, the lovers and the poets, are better in most things than the men of my sort; the men of intellect. You take your being from your mothers. You live to the full: it is given you to love with your whole strength, to know and taste the whole of life. We thinkers, though often we seem to rule you, cannot live with half your joy and full reality. Ours is a thin and arid life, but the fullness of being is yours; yours the sap of the fruit, the garden of lovers, the joyous pleasaunces of beauty. Your home is the earth, ours the idea of it. Your danger is to be drowned in the world of sense, ours to gasp for breath in airless space. You are a poet, I a thinker. You sleep on your mother's breast, I watch in the wilderness. On me there shines the sun; on you the moon with all the stars. Your dreams are all of girls, mine of boys—
Philosophers, Poets and Fools have similar Consciousness
When there is fear,I will have my pen hold high,when the wonders of night give its light, I lie behind the familiar world with a strange crown, not of Lilly,nor of violets,not of hawthorn,not of maple,but burthen words my fallen tears build an avenger’s crown.
I turned myself into an artist because then my life would be about creating meaning out of ugliness and that would be my life, and it was noble. It was the beginning of a journey, the creating of the world every single day and I was not bored. I was ecstasy and creation and nothingness turned into melodies and I was dancing with the spirits.
On a small table beside his chair were other haphazardly stacked volumes by such poets as Emerson, Whitman, and Wallace Stevens, a dangerous crew to let into your head.
Names sound nice because no one peeks behind the cover to see the sad face of a poem crying for meaning, while the name of the creator proudly smiles from the title.
In the case of Michel Angelo we have an artist who with brush and chisel portrayed literally thousands of human forms; but with this peculiarity, that while scores and scores of his male figures are obviously suffused and inspired by a romantic sentiment, there is hardly one of his female figures that is so,—the latter being mostly representative of woman in her part as mother, or sufferer, or prophetess or poetess, or in old age, or in any aspect of strength or tenderness, except that which associates itself especially with romantic love. Yet the cleanliness and dignity of Michel Angelo's male figures are incontestable, and bear striking witness to that nobility of the sentiment in him, which we have already seen illustrated in his sonnets.
A chronic poet should always be an inveterate nature-lover.
There are anonymous poems and poets without poems.
Poets and children," said Sylvan. "We are the same really. When you can't find a poet, find a child. Remember that.
#Writers, #artists , and #poets don't get the respect they deserve until they are either dead, or they cut off an ear Mozaiah T.
Irish improves a poet.
When one does something, one must do it wholly and well. Those bastard existences where you sell suet all day and write poetry at night are made for mediocre minds – like those horses that are equally good for saddle and carriage, the worst kind, that can neither jump a ditch nor pull a plow.
Ideas are cumbersome and can't fly on their own; they need a poet to give them wings.
This dwarf still observes the world from his own self-imposed height.
the intensity in your eyes burns my pen as i write.
In order to enter that zone we must finally let go of the embodied distances that place grants. But what does this do to what we commonly think of as the past? I think of cyberspace, which is no place at all, as akin to the dark imaginary out of which poems come, their rhythms, their discrete music punctuating the inner life.
Young poets are too apt to consider themselves “children of the mist” – they must dwell apart from men and contemn their kind, or they fear they shall be only taken for common-place characters. They forget that poetry is the language which speaks to all hearts—and that instead of cherishing the sacred fire as a lonely light, as one that burns in a charnel house, they should bring it forth in its beauty and brightness as a guide to the pleasant places and sparkling waters of earth’s happiness and the radiant messenger of heaven’s exalted hopes. And they should rejoice and be glad that to them the kindling of such high imagination is given. ~ Sarah Josepha Hale Ladies Magazine, November 1830 From the Introduction to Cherishing the Sacred Fire
Your head is a lit chamber.
I had become a poet long before I learnt how to walk. My mother, a poet, made me a poet in her womb!
Jorge Luis Borges
Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark.
En gammel Poët haver sagt: Nulla fides pietasqve viris, qvi castra seqvuntur: Man finder hverken Redelighed eller Gudsfrygt i Krigs-Standen. Men, saasom det er Poëter tilladt at lyve saa meget som dem lyster, saa reflecterer ingen meget her paa.
Novelists invent characters; poets invent themselves.
i want to be in love with you the same way i am in love with the moon with the light shining out of its soul.
You are the ache in my heart!
May the nights always be aglow with the bliss of the day with unharmed hands and feet and kissed cheeks.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Without intending to, without even knowing it, he demonstrated with his life that his father had been right when he repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager so lucid or dangerous, than a poet.
may this poetry be the home you will someday come back to.
A single poem, alone can turn tides scatter galaxies and burst forth with rivers from paradise.
someday i will walk under the soul-blossom tree with my hand eternally woven in yours.
We hold on to poetry because it lights a fire in our soul and keeps our bodies warm.
There is a moon, that rests in the quiet corners of a lover’s lips.
she wanted because art
You either a poet or a homosexual." "Oh, shit, that's fucked up. Why can't I be both?
Say No! Accept the burdens of revenge.
Jorge Luis Borges
As to whether a poem has been written by a great poet or not, this is important only to historians of literature. Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that I have written a beautiful line; let us take this as a working hypothesis. Once I have written it, that line does me no good, because, as I’ve already said, that line came to me from the Holy Ghost, from the subliminal self, or perhaps from some other writer. I often find I am merely quoting something I read some time ago, and then that becomes a rediscovering. Perhaps it is better that a poet should be nameless.
Kamaran Ihsan Salih
Shadow of Your Spirit At night I see the shadow of your spirit Mixing with my blood and soul During the day I see your photos They tell me come to me Come to my world and romance Even I don’t know by myself How I fell into your love I cannot remove it from my heart Your love stabled my soul
Md. Ziaul Haque
Man cannot live without oxygen, The poets cannot live without love!
I wanted to write the most beautiful poem but that is impossible; the world has written its own.
You are alone, So alone, You speak back to silence. People call it loneliness, You call it solitude, Different words, Meaning the same pain.
My words are my children. I am eternally grateful to the womb of my mind for conceiving them.
We dreamt of a crappy apartment somewhere Making love while we let the midnight air Flow through the open window, into our closed hearts Left bitter from heartbreak and too much time apart
It is ferocious, life, but it must eat . . .
Absolute is a game with only one player where Absolute forgets itself so it would have a reason to fulfill the motion while returning.
What we call life is only talk of nature.
Dear Muse, I was just now standing in balcony and watching the rain drops fall and suddenly I felt this beautiful feeling that you have made my life truly special. How many people can say that they received love from a beautiful and inspiring girl? A girl who writes magically well. A girl who is the utmost cute and charming. A girl who is the fragrance of a million jasmines. A girl who is the tenderness of the rose petals. A girl who is beautiful like a full moon night! Yours sincerely,
You don't sound like a scientist; you sound like a poet." Rey smiled. "Can I be both?" "But you'd rather be a poet." "Who wouldn't?" he said.
Michael Bassey Johnson
If you were destined to be a poet, then you won't brainstorm for lines that rhymes. If you were destined to be a celebrity, then you shouldn't start searching for fans. If you are truly a god, then let others worship you!
In this story I am the poet You're the poetry.