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Japanese Poetry quotes by Santoka Taneda
#1. Real haiku is the soul of poetry. Anything that is not actually present in one's heart is not haiku. The moon glows, flowers bloom, insects cry, water flows. There is no place we cannot find flowers or think of the moon. This is the essence of haiku. Go beyond the restrictions of your era, forget about purpose or meaning, separate yourself from historical limitations - there you will find the essence of true art, religion, and science. #Quote by Santoka Taneda
Japanese Poetry quotes by Roger Ebert
#2. On Hayao Miyazaki
I told Miyazaki I love the "gratuitous motion" in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said, "It's called ma. Emptiness. It's there intentionally."
Is that like the "pillow words" that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
"I don't think it's like the "pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it's just busyness, but if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb. #Quote by Roger Ebert
Japanese Poetry quotes by Gosen Wakashu
#3. To tell others that
It is a rumor
Will not do.
When your own heart asks
How will you respond? #Quote by Gosen Wakashu
Japanese Poetry quotes by Santoka Taneda
#4. Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life. #Quote by Santoka Taneda
Japanese Poetry quotes by Fujiwara No Okikaze
#5. With people you can never tell, Will they have changed when next we meet? But here in my dear old home at least, The plums still smell as sweet. /

人はいさ 心も知らず ふるさとは 花ぞ昔の 香ににほひける #Quote by Fujiwara No Okikaze
Japanese Poetry quotes by Former Chief Abbot Gyoson
#6. Would the mountain cherry blossoms return my affection for there is no one else out here. /

もろともに あはれと思へ 山桜 花よりほかに 知る人もなし #Quote by Former Chief Abbot Gyoson
Japanese Poetry quotes by Harley King
#7. Haiku does not express emotion from the inside out by displaying the mind of a character. Haiku builds the emotional thrust, makes the artistic statement from the outside in, from the physical world to the mind of the reader. #Quote by Harley King
Japanese Poetry quotes by Yuka Ebihara
#8. Full moonlight slowly envelopes a depopulated village #Quote by Yuka Ebihara
Japanese Poetry quotes by Avijeet Das
#9. Poetry is the yearning of the soul to break free! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Japanese Poetry quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#10. I don't want to wrong anybody, so I won't go so far as to say that she actually wrote poetry, but her conversation, to my mind, was of a nature calculated to excite the liveliest of suspicions. Well, I mean to say, when a girl suddenly asks you out of a blue sky if you don't sometimes feel that the stars are God's daisy-chain, you begin to think a bit. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Japanese Poetry quotes by R.D. Fitzgerald
#11. Among both the learned and the not so learned it is accepted that poetry can be the language of the emotions; what does not gain such ready acceptance is that poetry is a living language whose syllables fall naturally into verse. And yet both these effects may be illustrated simultaneously by the easy experiment of dropping a weight on your toe. Any really prolonged and heartfelt profanity may lack originality but its imagery is elaborately fantastic; and it invariably scans. #Quote by R.D. Fitzgerald
Japanese Poetry quotes by Nicholas Trandahl
#12. I primarily use poetry as a purge, a self-medication device when I'm in the depths of loneliness, anxiety or in the throes of depression. When I'm lost in the darkness of mental illness, I spill forth a deluge of words and prose that are oftentimes grim, dark and depressive. And when my poems are spilled forth into one of my poetry journals, I feel a weight has been indeed been lifted from me, and my mind can rest just a bit easier. #Quote by Nicholas Trandahl
Japanese Poetry quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#13. Life did not impress me and I did not impress life. We were two companions who'd been forced together, and we tried to get a long or coexist but communication failed and I was misunderstood, and misunderstood life; until I found art. Or art found me, which it rather feels like because I never sought it, never wished for it, it just showed up one night when I needed it the most and it communicated in a way I finally understood. It spoke to me, sang to me, danced for me, and for the first time I understood and could make myself understood, and that's when it all changed. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Japanese Poetry quotes by Ernest Shackleton
#14. Teachers should be very careful not to spoil their pupils' taste for poetry for all time by making it a task and an imposition. #Quote by Ernest Shackleton
Japanese Poetry quotes by Salil Jha
#15. Most of the books of erotic poetry available today are either too old or are big anthologies covering the same poets and poems. There is a lack of new and original work. Most of us have read something from Ovid, Sappho, Shakespeare, the ancient Greeks, the Romans, or from the Kama Sutra. But love is a theme that should be celebrated with freshness. #Quote by Salil Jha
Japanese Poetry quotes by Edna St. Vincent Millay
#16. Few Come This Way

Few come this way; not that the darkness
Deters them, but they come
Reluctant here who fear to find,
Thickening the darkness, what they left behind
Sucking its cheeks before the fire at home,
The palsied Indecision from whose dancing head
Precipitately they fled, only to come again
Upon him here,
Clutching at the wrist of Venture with a cold
Hand, aiming to fall in with him, companion
Of the new as of the old. #Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Japanese Poetry quotes by Natsume Sōseki
#17. ...He said defensively, "But from now on, Japan is sure to develop."

"Japan's headed for a fall," the man said coolly.

Say a thing like that in Kumamoto and you'd get a punch in the nose, or be called a traitor. The atmosphere Sanshiro grew up in left no room in his head for such an idea. Just because he was young, was the man having some fun at his expense? The man kept on grinning. Yet his way of talking was perfectly composed. Not knowing what to think, Sanshiro held his tongue.

His companion went on, "Tokyo is bigger than Kumamoto. Japan is bigger than Tokyo. And what's bigger than Japan is..." He paused and looked at Sanshiro, who was listening intently. "...the inside of your head. That's bigger than Japan. Don't let yourself get bogged down. You may believe your way of thinking is for the good of the nation, but you could actually be bringing it down."

When he heard this, Sanshiro felt he had indeed left Kumamoto. And he realized, too, what a small person his Kumamoto self had been. #Quote by Natsume Sōseki
Japanese Poetry quotes by Jyoti Patel
#18. With a strange smile
and slightly bending her face
she looked up at the sky
and noticed the birds
sitting in silence and
a horse with the broken legs
and the strange part was that
she saw herself in a tigress
that is lonely and lost
with a sly sheep #Quote by Jyoti Patel
Japanese Poetry quotes by Hunter Reveur
#19. I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature… All of this is art to me. #Quote by Hunter Reveur
Japanese Poetry quotes by Christine Evangelou
#20. Our beauty unfolds, we become.
The ones that truly value you
And the pricelessness of your presence
Will stick around to watch the full beauty of the sunset
As they gaze through to your soul
And feel warmed by your charm
As you unfold, as you become #Quote by Christine Evangelou
Japanese Poetry quotes by Kathryn Apel
#21. The heart is one of
the strongest muscles
in the body and
you're all
! #Quote by Kathryn Apel
Japanese Poetry quotes by Izaak Walton
#22. Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so ... #Quote by Izaak Walton
Japanese Poetry quotes by W. H. Auden
#23. A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become. #Quote by W. H. Auden
Japanese Poetry quotes by John Fowles
#24. I said earlier that we are all poets, though not many of us write poetry; and so are we all novelists, that is, we have a habit of writing fictional futures for ourselves, although perhaps today we incline more to put ourselves into a film. We screen in our minds hypotheses about how we might behave, about what might happen to us; and these novelistic or cinematic hypotheses often have very much more effect on how we actually do behave, when the real future becomes the present, than we generally allow. #Quote by John Fowles
Japanese Poetry quotes by Nicole Garcia
#25. There are pieces of you that will always be with me. #Quote by Nicole Garcia
Japanese Poetry quotes by Ally Condie
#26. Under star-dark seas and skies of gold
Live those Above and those Below
They sing and weep, both high and deep
While over and under the ocean rolls #Quote by Ally Condie
Japanese Poetry quotes by Robert Kennedy
#27. All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind. #Quote by Robert Kennedy
Japanese Poetry quotes by Laura Hillenbrand
#28. This wasn't a POW camp. It was a secret interrogation center called Ofuna, where "high-value" captured men were housed in solitary confinement, starved, tormented, and tortured to divulge military secrets. Because Ofuna was kept secret from the outside world, the Japanese operated with an absolutely free hand. The men in Ofuna, said the Japanese, weren't POWs; they were "unarmed combatants" at war against Japan and, as such, didn't have the rights that international law accorded POWs. In fact, they had no rights at all. If captives "confessed their crimes against Japan," they'd be treated "as well as regulations permit." Over the course of the war, some one thousand Allied captives would be hauled into Ofuna, and many would be held there for years. #Quote by Laura Hillenbrand
Japanese Poetry quotes by David Malouf
#29. Brisbane is so sleepy, so slatternly, so sprawlingly unlovely ... It is simply the most ordinary place in the world ... It was so shabby and makeshift ... a place where poetry could never occur. #Quote by David Malouf
Japanese Poetry quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#30. The Tao Te Ching is partly in prose, partly in verse; but as we define poetry now, not by rhyme and meter but as a patterned intensity of language, the whole thing is poetry. I wanted to catch that poetry, its terse, strange beauty. Most translations have caught meanings in their net, but prosily, letting the beauty slip through. And in poetry, beauty is no ornament; it is the meaning. It is the truth. We have that on good authority. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Japanese Poetry quotes by Anne Bronte
#31. Oh, Youth may listen patiently,
While sad Experience tells her tale,
But Doubt sits smiling in his eye,
For ardent Hope will still prevail!
He hears how feeble Pleasure dies,
By guilt destroyed, and pain and woe;
He turns to Hope - and she replies,
Believe it not-it is not so! #Quote by Anne Bronte
Japanese Poetry quotes by Cassandra Clare
#32. But you hate poetry! Yes, but you make me want to write it. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Japanese Poetry quotes by Muse
#33. A Coy Aversion

...a flutter
too shy
to be seen... #Quote by Muse
Japanese Poetry quotes by Paula McLain
#34. This is why there is poetry. For days like these. #Quote by Paula McLain
Japanese Poetry quotes by Atticus Poetry
#35. Put a girl in
and tell only truths
and every man
becomes a poet. #Quote by Atticus Poetry
Japanese Poetry quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#36. Compliments land as
soft and gentle on my ears
as a butterfly. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Japanese Poetry quotes by Ezra Pound
#37. But I am like the grass, I can not love you. #Quote by Ezra Pound
Japanese Poetry quotes by Isaac Mizrahi
#38. A bathroom should be sterile and beautiful and functional. It should exude Japanese-style purity. #Quote by Isaac Mizrahi
Japanese Poetry quotes by Anais Nin
#39. I would tell him how he almost made us lose interest in passion by his obsession with the gestures empty of their emotions, and how we reviled him, because he almost caused us to take vows of chastity, because what he wanted us to exclude was our own aphrodisiac - poetry. #Quote by Anais Nin
Japanese Poetry quotes by Joan Miro
#40. I make no distinction between poetry and painting. #Quote by Joan Miro
Japanese Poetry quotes by Shay Leigh
#41. And when I feel
the masks beneath
crumble and fade with
time I build new ones
to replace the old.
"Masks"- Sins Within #Quote by Shay Leigh
Japanese Poetry quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#42. I love the pleasure of reading poetry. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Japanese Poetry quotes by Atalina Wright
#43. In our most vulnerable hour, it is helpful to remember our creative power. #Quote by Atalina Wright
Japanese Poetry quotes by W. H. Auden
#44. A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. #Quote by W. H. Auden

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