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Poem quotes by Will Advise
#1. A poem to Raymond, whom everybody loves, originally composed on a waterproof smartphone in a sea of love, which was hidden under the pile of garbage that my bum-pals that have no pen names, or pen-pals, or names, for that matter, brought to me as an offering on the 1st of April 1877, exactly 111 years and 7 months before I was brought forth to this world, because some anonymous prophet told them this would bring luck, joy, happiness, food, and, of course – shelter from evil (he was lying):

If it's fantasy you seek,
to E. Feist then, you must speak.
All he writes is all there is,
for his words, they move the seas.
.
I would write, but I know naught.
In my heart there is a draught.
Hidden desert - golden sands.
Few my love can ever stand.

And so far I've talked to many,
a reply - will there be any?
I know - not, yet I know naught,
all to question, I was taught...

So I learn, I borrow wisdom,
from the great, the ones with vision.
They can teach, the few that grasp,
concepts from a long forgotten past. #Quote by Will Advise
Poem quotes by Mitchell Ivers
#2. We all know what good writing is: It's the novel we can't put down, the poem we never forget, the speech that changes the way we look at the world. It's the article that tells us when, where, and how, the essay that clarifies what was hazy before. Good writing is the memo that gets action, the letter that says what a phone call can't. It's the movie that makes us cry, the TV show that makes us laugh, the lyrics to the song we can't stop singing, the advertisement that makes us buy. Good writing can take form in prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. It can be formal or informal, literary or colloquial. The rules and tools for achieving each are different, but one difficult-to-define quality runs through them all: style. "Effectiveness of assertion" was George Bernard Shaw's definition of style. "Proper words in proper places" was Jonathan Swift's. You #Quote by Mitchell Ivers
Poem quotes by Natasha Trethewey
#3. The first thing I tried to do in the months after losing my mother was to write a poem. I found myself turning to poetry in the way so many people do - to make sense of losses. And I wrote pretty bad poems about it. But it did feel that the poem was the only place that could hold this grief. #Quote by Natasha Trethewey
Poem quotes by Atticus Poetry
#4. Don't find her and lose you. Find her to find you. #Quote by Atticus Poetry
Poem quotes by Naomi Shihab Nye
#5. Valentine for Ernest Mann"

You can't order a poem like you order a taco.
Walk up to the counter, say, "I'll take two"
and expect it to be handed back to you
on a shiny plate.

Still, I like your spirit.
Anyone who says, "Here's my address,
write me a poem," deserves something in reply.
So I'll tell a secret instead:
poems hide. In the bottoms of our shoes,
they are sleeping. They are the shadows
drifting across our ceilings the moment
before we wake up. What we have to do
is live in a way that lets us find them.

Once I knew a man who gave his wife
two skunks for a valentine.
He couldn't understand why she was crying.
"I thought they had such beautiful eyes."
And he was serious. He was a serious man
who lived in a serious way. Nothing was ugly
just because the world said so. He really
liked those skunks. So, he re-invented them
as valentines and they became beautiful.
At least, to him. And the poems that had been hiding
in the eyes of skunks for centuries
crawled out and curled up at his feet.

Maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give us
we find poems. Check your garage, the off sock
in your drawer, the person you almost like, but not quite. #Quote by Naomi Shihab Nye
Poem quotes by Anne Sexton
#6. Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem. #Quote by Anne Sexton
Poem quotes by Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne
#7. I hear you talking to me in a dream
(Your kiss felt asleep on my lips)
I see you coming back from December
And slowly enter in my shelter
(Your warmth, which all my nights depend on)
You tell me about your immense love
(We can heal from certain wounds)
You tell me about your divine love
(It has the shape of your hands) #Quote by Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne
Poem quotes by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge
#8. Life can be like a poem that way, with the unexpected appearing in the room, not just on the page. #Quote by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge
Poem quotes by David Mezzapelle
#9. TALENT When I was young I had a great talent For bitching and moaning, Lamenting my errors Lost in self-pity's groaning. And now as the leaves on my branches grow dark The life force within me ignited a spark, Can do it, will do it Talent - that's all there is to it! A poem by Karen Lyons Kalmenson #Quote by David Mezzapelle
Poem quotes by Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne
#10. I see -
Your bare skin
Shining the sun of spring
Your neck refreshed
By an indolent breeze
Your tangled hair
Our lips shared
I see -
The ultimate landscape of your beauty. #Quote by Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne
Poem quotes by Aram Saroyan
#11. My cup is yellow
Or not, though not's
Impossible
It's yellow #Quote by Aram Saroyan
Poem quotes by Aravind Adiga
#12. He read me another poem, and another one - and he explained the true history of poetry, which is a kind of secret, a magic known only to wise men. Mr. Premier, I won't be saying anything new if I say that the history of the world is the history of a ten-thousand-year war of brains between the rich and the poor. Each side is eternally trying to hoodwink the other side: and it has been this way since the start of time. The poor win a few battles (the peeing in the potted plants, the kicking of the pet dogs, etc.) but of course the rich have won the war for ten thousand years. That's why, on day, some wise men, out of compassion for the poor, left them signs and symbols in poems, which appear to be about roses and pretty girls and things like that, but when understood correctly spill out secrets that allow the poorest man on earth to conclude the ten-thousand-year-old brain-war on terms favorable to himself. #Quote by Aravind Adiga
Poem quotes by Orna Ross
#13. That thicket gave me my first thought of what a long poem should be. Its unpeopled, life-filled stillness, its silence held by the crash of breaking waves below. I thought of a poem as a place into which one could wander, away from the cares of life. I realized its characters should be as unreal, and as utterly real, as the shadows that people this thicket. #Quote by Orna Ross
Poem quotes by Jane Hirshfield
#14. I'd say that the middle stanza is closer: that's the place where the poem ranges unexpectedly into a different realm. #Quote by Jane Hirshfield
Poem quotes by Christina M. Ward
#15. paint the pony I will ride
soft hues that gather childhood
and thrust forward, to nowhere

back again, we turn
to plunking calliope tune
loud, round notes, we lift higher

hollowed ponies with painted ribbons
between our thighs,
laughter in her eyes

-- from 'Paint the Dancing Pony' (a poem) #Quote by Christina M. Ward
Poem quotes by Dylan Thomas
#16. Dark is a way and light is a place,
Heaven that never was
Nor will be ever is always true
Poem on His Birthday #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Poem quotes by Theodore Bikel
#17. In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event. #Quote by Theodore Bikel
Poem quotes by Anagarika Govinda
#18. Sometimes a glance, a few casual words, fragments of a melody floating through the quiet air of a summer evening, a book that accidentally comes into hands, a poem or memory-laden fragrance may bring about the impulse which changes and determines our whole life. #Quote by Anagarika Govinda
Poem quotes by Amos Oz
#19. Writing a poem is like having an affair, a one-night stand; a short story is a romance, a relationship; a novel is a marriage-one has to be cunning, devise compromises, and make sacrifices. #Quote by Amos Oz
Poem quotes by Munia Khan
#20. My arrival
Her womb's delight
Her existence
My living light
Her wounds
My scars
Her skies
My stars
Her days
My hours
Her strength
My powers
I breathe my name
Being her child
Without mother
Life's beguiled
From the poem 'Mother #Quote by Munia Khan
Poem quotes by Lewis Carroll
#21. Ladies & gentlemen," the Professor began, "the Other Professor is so kind as to recite a Poem. The title of it is 'The Pig-Tale.' He never recited it before!" (General cheering among the guests.) "He will never recite it again!" (Frantic excitement, & wild cheering all down the hall, the Professor himself mounting the table in hot haste, to lead the cheering, & waving his spectacles in one hand & a spoon in the other.) #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Poem quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#22. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sakes. Now, I mean, I'm talking about singing in the shower, I'm talking about dancing to the radio, I'm talking about writing a poem to a friend
a lousy poem. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Poem quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#23. When some political or ecclesiastical pamphlet, or novel, or poem is making a great commotion, you should remember that he who writes for fools always finds a large public. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Poem quotes by Jake Kennedy
#24. Both the devil and the artist share the same dream: to unknow the world. #Quote by Jake Kennedy
Poem quotes by Clark Coolidge
#25. I have put my arm down forever to interrupt the men who want more hair."

from the poem "Pasadena" collected in Own Face (1978) #Quote by Clark Coolidge
Poem quotes by Ally Condie
#26. In the forest, I thought I'd made the wrong choice. I thought she had the Tennyson poem because it was a Rising poem, and I'd missed my chance to be in the rebellion with her. #Quote by Ally Condie
Poem quotes by Roman Payne
#27. With the need for the self in the time of another / I left my seaport grim and dear / knowing good work could be made / in the state governed by both Hope and Despair. #Quote by Roman Payne
Poem quotes by J.D. Salinger
#28. If you're a poet, you do something beautiful. I mean, you're supposed to leave something beautiful after you get off the page and everything. The ones you're talking about don't leave a single, solitary thing beautiful. All that maybe the slightly better ones do is sort of get inside your head and leave something there, but just because they do, just because they know how to leave something, it doesn't have to be a poem for heaven's sake. It may just be some kind of terribly fascinating, syntaxy droppings
excuse the expression. Like Manlius and Esposito and all those poor men. #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Poem quotes by Hart Crane
#29. The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections. #Quote by Hart Crane
Poem quotes by Kirpal Singh
#30. i bring my kiasu friend to the airport
leavings are never easy, not for long
and though we both saw blur along the way
memories flooded present tensions.
in the curry of his life no lemak remained
so now the predictable exit signalled
the end of his roundings, his bombings–
he can bluff like hell, ma, he got style–
and left me thinking about home, my kampong. #Quote by Kirpal Singh
Poem quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#31. How does a tiny heart harbor so many clashing sentiments?
One moment it is devoted. The next, purely disdaining.
Weeping at tremendous heartache
and then laughing, lighthearted, through the same tears.
How can a heart rage so fierce as to boil blood while it turns to ice?

How is this done?

To love, hate, esteem, deride, rejoice, deplore, favor, resent -
all of these and more swirling inside.
This sensitive heart, so full and resilient, buoys up to the point of bursting
and then deflates on a dime; it is a slave to whims and whispers.
How is it that the human heart beats so wild and untamed? #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Poem quotes by Jasleen Kaur Gumber
#32. I will be me,
when world aberrantly
will feel, my gravity!
I will turn into my,
when their shrill cry
will stop asking why!
(Poem:Because you so wanna meet me, Book: Ginger and Honey) #Quote by Jasleen Kaur Gumber
Poem quotes by Ben Lerner
#33. The story and the poem are obviously changed by being placed in the novel, so in a sense they're no longer the works that preceded the novel. #Quote by Ben Lerner
Poem quotes by Iain Pears
#34. Mr. Milton set out in his great poem to justify the ways of God to men, as he says. He has not considered one question, however: perhaps God has forbidden men to know His ways, for if they did know the full extent of His goodness, and the magnitude of our rejection of it, they would be so disheartened they would abandon all hope of redemption, and die of grief. I #Quote by Iain Pears
Poem quotes by E.H. Gombrich
#35. The history of the world is, sadly, not a pretty poem. It offers little variety, and it is nearly always the unpleasant things that are repeated, over and over again. #Quote by E.H. Gombrich
Poem quotes by Rudy Francisco
#36. I've never been in the military,
but I have a purple heart:
I got it from beating myself up
over things that I can't fix. #Quote by Rudy Francisco
Poem quotes by Natasha Trethewey
#37. Even though I am the daughter of a poet, and my stepmother is also a poet, growing up, I didn't think I could understand poetry; I didn't think that it had any relevance to my life, the feelings that I endured on a day-to-day basis, until I was introduced to the right poem. #Quote by Natasha Trethewey
Poem quotes by Munia Khan
#38. Written soul is called poetry #Quote by Munia Khan
Poem quotes by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
#39. I caress your skin -
Your breath is flowing;
Peace in the things of life.
The time is with us,
When our heart beats in touch. #Quote by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Poem quotes by Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno
#40. Always-
the sharp,
plaintive edge
on the rim
of the spoon
of my giving.
(lines 8-13 of the poem 'Confessions') #Quote by Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno
Poem quotes by Giorge Leedy
#41. FRIENDS

Looking out the window,
I see you looking in.
You are the sunshine,
That fills my soul. #Quote by Giorge Leedy
Poem quotes by Drew Myron
#42. Last night your thin walls invited me to the party next door / reminded me I am a quiet person in a quiet life. #Quote by Drew Myron
Poem quotes by Tiger Lewis
#43. Juliet and Romeo

Awake the scene, a twilight chamber'd dream,
Two angels both alike in dignity:
One imaged misadventure on the screen;
The second struck by moonlight's alchemy.
A pair of star-crossed lovers spends their night;
He in deed dreams such a sight as she,
Swing crystal scales to crispest fair delight.
In his eyes her merry fragrant dance: she
Civil thoughts and civil music meet; on
Fair Lansdowne Street where love lays its scene,
Romeo and Juliet did greet; within
Their airy eyes on hopes and thoughts unseen.
The curtain lifts on this sweet poem with woe,
For love to find Juliet and her Romeo. #Quote by Tiger Lewis
Poem quotes by Elancharan Gunasekaran
#44. arms thrashing
dragging bodies from the sea
limp dreams #Quote by Elancharan Gunasekaran
Poem quotes by Bohumil Hrabal
#45. Suddenly the door opened and in stomped a giant reeking of the river, and before anyone knew what was happening, he had grabbed a chair, smashed it in two, and chased the terrified customers into a corner. The three youngsters pressed against the wall like periwinkles in the rain, but at the very last moment, when the man had picked up half a chair in each hand and seemed ready for the kill, he burst into song, and after conducting himself in "Gray Dove Where Have You Been?" he flung aside the halves of the chair, paid the waiter for the damage, and, turning to the still-shaking customers, said, "Gentlemen I am the hangman's assistant," whereupon he left, pensive and miserable. Perhaps he was the one who, last year at the Holesovice slaughterhouse, put a knife to my neck, shoved me into a corner, took out a slip of paper, and read me a poem celebrating the beauties of the countryside at Ricany, then apologized saying he hadn't found any other way of getting people to listen to his verse. #Quote by Bohumil Hrabal
Poem quotes by H.G. Parry
#46. There is not a poem on earth that doesn't make sense to anyone. #Quote by H.G. Parry
Poem quotes by Sylvia Plath
#47. As a poet I would say everything should be able to come into a poem but I can't put toothbrushes in a poem. I really can't. #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Poem quotes by Meraaqi
#48. I want to
peel away all the labels
I had once given to others
and place them
upon the fabric
of my own identity.

They have reflected back to me,
everything that I refuse
to See in myself. #Quote by Meraaqi
Poem quotes by Mary Oliver
#49. Various ambitions to complete the poem, to see it in print, to enjoy the gratification of someone's comment about it - serve in some measure as incentives to the writer's work. Though each of these is reasonable, each is a threat to the other ambition of the poet, which is to write as well as Keats, Yeats, or Williams - or whoever it was who scribbled onto a page a few lines whose force the reader once felt and has never forgotten. Every poet's ambition should be to write as well. Anything else is only a flirtation. #Quote by Mary Oliver
Poem quotes by Emily Dickinson
#50. THE MOON was but a chin of gold
A night or two ago,
And now she turns her perfect face
Upon the world below.
Her forehead is of amplest blond;
Her cheek like beryl stone;
Her eye unto the summer dew
The likest I have known.
Her lips of amber never part;
But what must be the smile
Upon her friend she could bestow
Were such her silver will!
And what a privilege to be
But the remotest star!
For certainly her way might pass
Beside your twinkling door.
Her bonnet is the firmament,
The universe her shoe,
The stars the trinkets at her belt,
Her dimities of blue. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Poem quotes by Atticus Poetry
#51. I don't believe in magic," the young boy said, the old man smiled, "you will, when you see her. #Quote by Atticus Poetry
Poem quotes by Munia Khan
#52. I am my own reflection
But when I look at me
I can see your affliction #Quote by Munia Khan
Poem quotes by Spike Jonze
#53. A great poem leaves so much room for everybody to have such a different reaction to it. #Quote by Spike Jonze
Poem quotes by Mary Oliver
#54. Now the fire rises and offers a dozen, singing, deep-red roses of flame. #Quote by Mary Oliver
Poem quotes by Marc-Andre Fleury
#55. Poetry is the sister of Sorrow. Every man that suffers and weeps is a poet; every tear is a verse, and every heart a poem. #Quote by Marc-Andre Fleury
Poem quotes by Tim Fulford
#56. John Clare, in his poem To a Fallen Elm, makes the tree a selfmark as well as a landmark. #Quote by Tim Fulford
Poem quotes by Bob Dylan
#57. A poem is a naked person ... Some people say that I am a poet. #Quote by Bob Dylan
Poem quotes by Charles Bukowski
#58. his is the last poem of any number of poems
tonight, there's
one drink of wine left
and both of those guys
they are asleep across the top of my feet.
I can feel the gentle weight of them
the touch of fur
I am aware of their breathing:
good things happen often, remember that
as the Bombs trundle out in their magnificent
dumbness
these
at my feet
know more,
are
more,
and instants of the moments explode
larger
and a lucky past
can never be
killed. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Poem quotes by Louise Penny
#59. I just sit where I'm put, composed
of stone and wishful thinking:
that the deity who kills for pleasure
will also heal,
that in the midst of your nightmare,
the final one, a kind lion
will come with bandages in her mouth
and the soft body of a woman,
and lick you clean of fever,
and pick your soul up gently by the nape of the neck
and caress you into darkness and paradise. #Quote by Louise Penny
Poem quotes by Mindy McGinnis
#60. There's a famous line from a poem about the ocean," Mother had finally said to end the discussion. "'Water water every where, but not a drop to drink. #Quote by Mindy McGinnis
Poem quotes by Peleg Top
#61. We live in such a digital age. Paper is going out of our lives. A poem on paper is tangible. #Quote by Peleg Top
Poem quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#62. 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. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Poem quotes by Jose Bergamin
#63. The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair. #Quote by Jose Bergamin
Poem quotes by Christos Kallis
#64. It's better to die by a Demon's touch than to survive an Angel's backstab-Poem by Christos C. Kallis #Quote by Christos Kallis
Poem quotes by Jane Yolen
#65. He unpacks his bag of tales
with fingers quick
as a weaver's
picking the weft threads
threading the warp.
Watch his fingers.
Watch his lips
speaking the old familiar words:

"Once there was
and there was not,
oh, best beloved,
when the world was filled with wishes
the way the sea is filled with fishes..."

All those threads
pulling us back
to another world, another time,
when goosegirls married well
and frogs could rhyme,
when maids spoke syllables of pearl
and stepmothers came to grief.

.... (from The Storyteller poem) #Quote by Jane Yolen
Poem quotes by Stevie Smith
#66. I am a forward-looking girl and don't stay where I am. "Left right, Be bright," as I said in my poem. That's on days when I am one big bounce, and have to go careful then not to be a nuisance. But later I get back to my own philosophical outlook that keeps us all kissable. #Quote by Stevie Smith
Poem quotes by Patricia MacLachlan
#67. You have a story in there, Lucy," she said, touching my head. "Or a character, a place, a poem, a moment in time. When you find it, you will write it. Word after word after word after word," she whispered. #Quote by Patricia MacLachlan
Poem quotes by John Ciardi
#68. The fact that a good poem will never wholly submit to explanation is not its deficiency but its very life. One lives every day what he cannot define. It is feeling that is first. What one cannot help but sense in good poetry is a sense of the whole language stirring toward richer possibilities than one could have foreseen. #Quote by John Ciardi
Poem quotes by John Barth
#69. Somewhere in the world there was a young woman with such splendid understanding that she'd see him entire, like a poem or story, and find his words so valuable after all that when he confessed his apprehensions she would explain why they were in fact the very things that made him precious to her ... and to Western Civilization! There was no such girl, the simple truth being. #Quote by John Barth
Poem quotes by Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen
#70. Poetry is my understanding with the world, my intimacy with things, my participation in what is real, my engagement with voices and images. This is why a poem speaks not of ideal life but of actual life: the angle of a window; the reverberation of streets, cities, rooms; shadows along a wall. #Quote by Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen
Poem quotes by Michael Ellsberg
#71. Learning is available at the library for free; under a tree with a dog-eared paperback; at a job with a boss who gives you responsibility and mentorship; while traveling; while leading a cause, movement, or charity; while writing a novel or composing a poem or crafting a song; while interning, apprenticing, or volunteering; while playing a sport or immersing yourself in a language; while starting a business; and now, while watching a TED talk or taking a Khan Academy class ... #Quote by Michael Ellsberg
Poem quotes by Yukio Mishima
#72. Do I, then, belong to the heavens?
Why, if not so, should the heavens
Fix me thus with their ceaseless blue stare,
Luring me on, and my mind, higher
Ever higher, up into the sky,
Drawing me ceaselessly up
To heights far, far above the human?
Why, when balance has been strictly studied
And flight calculated with the best of reason
Till no aberrant element should, by rights, remain-
Why, still, should the lust for ascension
Seem, in itself, so close to madness?
Nothing is that can satify me;
Earthly novelty is too soon dulled;
I am drawn higher and higher, more unstable,
Closer and closer to the sun's effulgence.
Why do these rays of reason destroy me?
Villages below and meandering streams
Grow tolerable as our distance grows.
Why do they plead, approve, lure me
With promise that I may love the human
If only it is seen, thus, from afar-
Although the goal could never have been love,
Nor, had it been, could I ever have
Belonged to the heavens?
I have not envied the bird its freedom
Nor have I longed for the ease of Nature,
Driven by naught save this strange yearning
For the higher, and the closer, to plunge myself
Into the deep sky's blue, so contrary
To all organic joys, so far
From pleasures of superiority
But higher, and higher,
Dazzled, perhaps, by the dizzy incandescence
Of waxen wings.

Or do I #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Poem quotes by Alice Jamieson
#73. One weekend it rained for 48 hours without stopping. The rain beat like bony fingers against the window panes. Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. Fungus was growing on the walls. I polished off a bottle of gin sitting huddled over the two-bar electric fire and wrote a poem, one of the few that has lasted through the moves and the years. It is called 'Where Can I Go?'
If this is not the place where tears are understood where do I go to cry?
If this is not the place where my spirits can take wing where do I go to fly?
If this is not the place where my feelings can be heard where do I go to speak?
If this is not the place where you'll accept me as I am where can I go to be me?
If this is not the place where I can try and learn and grow where can I go to laugh and cry? #Quote by Alice Jamieson
Poem quotes by Paul Celan
#74. The poem is lonely. It is lonely and en route. Its author stays with it. Does this very fact not place the poem already here, at its inception, in the encounter, in the mystery of encounter? #Quote by Paul Celan
Poem quotes by Mary Oliver
#75. The language of the poem is the language of particulars. #Quote by Mary Oliver
Poem quotes by Edith Sitwell
#76. In the Augustan age ... poetry was ... the sister of architecture; with the romantics, and their heightened vowel-sense, resulting in different melodic lines, she became the sister of music; in the present day, she appears like the sister of horticulture, each poem growing according to the law of its own nature ... #Quote by Edith Sitwell
Poem quotes by Louis Dudek
#77. The long poem cannot be a digressive, expansive, boring exposition. It is really made of very sharp, Imagistic, quintessential poetic elements. #Quote by Louis Dudek
Poem quotes by Beryl Dov
#78. The Magpie Poet
The magpie poet lined his poems,
with a nest of shiny objects:
engagement rings returned by ex-lovers,
lipstick and keys found beneath his couch's cushions,
even shards of his mom's silver hand mirror,
too filled with images to discard.
His nest of luminous memories
held his yellow eye, his offspring.
More importantly, it held him.
Each poem he wrote was a
pro tem refuge he could hide in,
a safe house to rest his head
after another sleepless night. #Quote by Beryl Dov
Poem quotes by Renesmee Stormer
#79. i wonder where you are right now
what are you doing?
what are you thinking about?

is it me
and what we used to be?
or is it someone else again?

do i ever cross your mind?
do you think about me now when i'm not there?
did you think about me when i was?

i wonder what we could have been
would there have been evenings by the fireplace
as you read to me?

or the candle light dinners on our balcony
because it was your last minute surprise?

would there have been long walks in central park on valentine's day evening?
or just any other night you wanted an excuse to hold my hand?

would there have been movie nights
after cancelling on that boring party we planned?

would there still have been a me and you
if i hadn't made you feel blue?

did i burn the bridge we found home at?
was i really such a brat?

then i'm sorry, i always say
but you didn't hear it as you walked away #Quote by Renesmee Stormer
Poem quotes by Olivier Magny
#80. Just like literature, wine takes time to learn. Before having access to the emotion of a stunning poem or to the vigor of a captivating novel, we all had to go through a long initiation. First, we need to learn the alphabet, the sound of each letter. In wine, that would be learning about the grapes and their characteristics. Then, once we master our letters, we need to learn the arrangements of letters, the pronunciation, the grammar, the structure of sentences. Now we can read. In wine, that would be the stage when we start noticing differences between two reds. You no longer drink wine: you start drinking this wine. #Quote by Olivier Magny
Poem quotes by Bryonie Wise
#81. I wanted
to write you a love poem

But my heart
feels out of tune

So I coax my breath
into the darkness
of my rib cage
And invite it to fan open

Maybe I would say
something like,

"One day,
I would like to
fall in love with you,"

And here I pause
while the tears
that have been threatening
to rain down all day
swell high in my chest,
blurring my vision

"One day,
I would like to
fall in love with you,"

I will start writing again, & continue,

"wherever you are,
whoever you are,
but in this moment,
I will fall in love with me."

My brow furls
ever so slightly,
because that is not
what I expected to say

I pause again
& allow the container to soften,
for the edges to get blurry

And the tears,
one by one spill over
And all the holding
of the day crumples away
And I am me again
& you are you again,

too #Quote by Bryonie Wise
Poem quotes by C.D. Wright
#82. Readers have to be sought out and won to the light of the page, poem by poem, one by one by one. #Quote by C.D. Wright
Poem quotes by Keith Johnstone
#83. One day, when I was eighteen, I was reading a book and I began to weep. I was astounded. I'd had no idea that literature
could affect me in such a way. If I'd have wept over a poem in class the teacher would have been appalled. I realised that my school had been teaching me not to respond. #Quote by Keith Johnstone
Poem quotes by Euginia Herlihy
#84. The rainbow across the sky after a storm confirms Your kindness and Your forgiving heart. #Quote by Euginia Herlihy
Poem quotes by Matt Haig
#85. I
Like
The Way
That when you
Tilt
Poems
On their side
They
Look like
Miniature
Cities
From
A long way
Away.
Skyscrapers
Made out
Of
Words. #Quote by Matt Haig
Poem quotes by Douglas M. Laurent
#86. There is no force in Earth or Heaven above,
No, not even the damned of Hell can stop relentless Love. ---Kari, The Valkyrie, Chapter Sixteen,
Valley of the Damned Epic Martial Poem/Allegory #Quote by Douglas M. Laurent
Poem quotes by Veronica Roth
#87. There is a Shotet poem I like," she said in clear Thuvhesit. He'd heard her speak just a few Thuvhesit words in all the time they'd spent together. That she spoke it now meant something--they were on equal footing, in a way they couldn't have been before. She had just about died to make them that way.
He frowned as he chewed on that. What a person did when they were in pain said a lot about them. And Cyra, always in pain, had almost given her life to free him from Shotet prison. He would never forget it.
"The translation is difficult," she continued. "But roughly, one of the lines reads, 'The heavy heart knows that justice is done.'"
"Your accent is very good," he said.
"I like the way the words feel." She touched her throat. "It reminds me of you. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Poem quotes by Louise Penny
#88. How do your poems start out?" "They start as a lump in the throat," she said. "Isn't that normally just a cocktail olive lodged there?" Olivier asked. "Once," Ruth admitted. "Wrote quite a good poem before I coughed it up. #Quote by Louise Penny
Poem quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#89. But ... that's absurd!' he cried, flushing. 'Your poem is in praise of Jesus, not in blame of Him- as you meant it to be. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Poem quotes by Joanna Newsom
#90. Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme. #Quote by Joanna Newsom
Poem quotes by Ovid
#91. Or that writing a poem you can read to no one
is like dancing in the dark. #Quote by Ovid
Poem quotes by Carson McCullers
#92. The world that jibes your tenderness / Jails your lust. #Quote by Carson McCullers
Poem quotes by Kelly Vang
#93. Time is a watchful adversary, who waits enduringly for that merciless hour, hurrying to work the hands of separation. #Quote by Kelly Vang
Poem quotes by Jay Woodman
#94. Grappling with some small understanding of this place, this time, we're in" my poem "In a BishopsWood Clearing #Quote by Jay Woodman
Poem quotes by Adiela Akoo
#95. The World comes
like a lover, courting.
But a seeker only sees
a hunter, circling its prey. #Quote by Adiela Akoo
Poem quotes by Additi Gupta
#96. Every story, each poem that a person shares, each voice that speaks against menstrual taboo, inspires me. #Quote by Additi Gupta
Poem quotes by Chelsea Handler
#97. It's not the concept of marriage I have a problem with. I'd like to get married too. A couple times. It's the actual wedding that pisses me off.
The problem is that everyone who gets married seems to think that they are the first person in the entire universe to do it, and that the year leading up to the event revolves entirely around them. You have to throw them showers, bachelorette weekends, buy a bridesmaid dress, and then buy a ticket to some godforsaken town wherever they decide to drag you. If you're really unlucky, they'll ask you to recite a poem at their wedding. That's just what I want to do- monitor my drinking until I'm done with my public service announcement. And what do we get out of it, you ask? A dry piece of chicken and a roll in the hay with their hillbilly cousin. I could get that at home, thanks.
Then they have the audacity to go shopping and pick out their own gifts. I want to know who the first person was who said this was okay. After spending all that money on a bachelorette weekend, a shower, and often a flight across the country, they expect you to go to Williams Sonoma or Pottery Barn and do research? Then they send you a thank-you note applauding you for such a thoughtful gift. They're the one who picked it out! I always want to remind the person that absolutely no thought went into typing in a name and having a salad bowl come up. #Quote by Chelsea Handler
Poem quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#98. Sipping tea
with glee
beneath a gooseberry tree.

I wish Alice were here.
Oh, my dear,
do not fear,
she will be. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Poem quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#99. There are some situations which men understand by instinct, by which reason is powerless to explain; in such cases the greatest poet is he who gives utterance to the most natural and vehement outburst of sorrow. Those who hear the bitter cry are as much impressed as if they listened to an entire poem, and when th sufferer is sincere they are right in regarding his outburst as sublime. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Poem quotes by Amina Saïd
#100. I move towards the place that is you
and what had been happens

a star dances on my forehead's sky
the bird within us is reborn from the soul's shore
your word is yours mine is my word

you return to the place that I am
and the poem continues to write itself #Quote by Amina Saïd
Poem quotes by Ray Bradbury
#101. Do three things each night before you go to bed: read a poem, read a short story, read an essay. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Poem quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#102. The true poem is not that which the public read. There is always a poem not printed on paper, ... in the poet's life. It is what hehas become through his work. Not how is the idea expressed in stone, or on canvas or paper, is the question, but how far it has obtained form and expression in the life of the artist. His true work will not stand in any prince's gallery. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Poem quotes by Wallace Stevens
#103. The reading of a poem should be an experience. Its writing must be all the more so. #Quote by Wallace Stevens
Poem quotes by Ava Dellaira
#104. Our flushing hearts, trying to climb to the stars- how with the wrong wind, we can fall. #Quote by Ava Dellaira
Poem quotes by Kamand Kojouri
#105. Autumn is here
and I am in love.
My heart has taken residence in my mind.
I pick the crisp ochre leaves
and put them in my pocket.
I am in love. #Quote by Kamand Kojouri
Poem quotes by Helen Fielding
#106. Reminded of favorite poem by Wendy Cope which goes:
At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle.
The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle.
And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle,
And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful if you're single. #Quote by Helen Fielding
Poem quotes by R.H. Blyth
#107. A haiku is not a poem, it is not literature; it is a hand beckoning, a door half-opened, a mirror wiped clean. It is a way of returning to nature, to our moon nature, our cherry blossom nature, our falling leaf nature, in short, to our Buddha nature. #Quote by R.H. Blyth
Poem quotes by Thomas Wright
#108. When Wilde composed his works he surrounded himself with books. A friend remembered him writing a poem 'with a botanical work in front of him from which he . . . [selected] the names of flowers most pleasing to the ear to plant in his garden of verse'.5 Aubrey Beardsley's caricature of Wilde, 'Oscar Wilde at Work', shows the author at his desk surrounded by mountains of books. #Quote by Thomas Wright
Poem quotes by Robert Pinsky
#109. The last thing a young artist should do in poetry or any other field is think about what's in style, what's current, what are the trends. Think instead of what you like to read, what do you admire, what you like to listen to in music. What do you like to look at in architecture? Try to make a poem that has some of those qualities. #Quote by Robert Pinsky
Poem quotes by Philip Levine
#110. You have to follow where the poem leads. And it will surprise you. It will say things you didn't expect to say. And you look at the poem and you realize, 'That is truly what I felt.' That is truly what I saw. #Quote by Philip Levine
Poem quotes by Jericho Brown
#111. A poem is a gesture toward home. #Quote by Jericho Brown
Poem quotes by John F. Kennedy
#112. But Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment: "Stay, thou art so fair." And our liberty, too, is endangered if we pause for the passing moment, if we rest on our achievements, if we resist the pace of progress. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past are certain to miss the future. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Poem quotes by Tom Robbins
#113. No. No, it was a lonely writer I met one stormy day in Laguna Beach. He had a poem about Thelonious Monk that he sealed in a tin can and labeled Campbell's Cream of Piano Soup. Later I hear he killed himself to avoid the draft. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Poem quotes by Beryl Dov
#114. Verbal Ballistics
Write a poem riddled with hollowpoint words,
so when the poem enters the readers mind
it explodes on impact like frangible bullets,
fragmenting into associations and symbols
that trigger memories and deep emotions. #Quote by Beryl Dov
Poem quotes by Philip Larkin
#115. Poetry should begin with emotion in the poet, and end with the same emotion in the reader. The poem is simply the instrument of transferance #Quote by Philip Larkin
Poem quotes by Rita Dove
#116. I never think of my audience when I write a poem. I try to write out of whatever is haunting me; in order for a poem to feel authentic, I have to feel I'm treading on very dangerous ground, which can mean that the resulting revelations may prove hurtful to other people. The time for thinking about that kind of guilt or any collective sense of responsibility, however, occurs much later in the creative process, after the poem is finished. #Quote by Rita Dove
Poem quotes by Ramon Ravenswood
#117. Wolf Speaks:
I wander mountains high
and river pathways
I seek cover in deep forests
from hunters' cruel knives
Yet my cousins warm your
hearts with love and loyalty
Love me also even though
you do not command my freedom path #Quote by Ramon Ravenswood
Poem quotes by Michael Broder
#118. I woke up wanting to read a poem by that name,
and I found one with a lifeguard's chair,
a broken shell, gulls watching egrets,
home an ocean away. #Quote by Michael Broder
Poem quotes by Karen Armstrong
#119. When they have contemplated the world, human beings have always experienced a transcendence and mystery at the heart of existence. They have felt that it is deeply connected with themselves and with the natural world, but that it also goes beyond. However we choose to define it - it has been called God, Brahman, or Nirvana - this transcendence has been a fact of human life. We have all experienced something similar, whatever our theological opinions, when we listen to a great piece of music or hear a beautiful poem and feel touched within and lifted, momentarily, beyond ourselves. We tend to seek out this experience, and if we do not find it in one setting - in a church or synagogue, for example - we would look elsewhere. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Poem quotes by George Gordon Byron
#120. They accuse me--Me--the present writer of
The present poem--of--I know not what,--
A tendency to under-rate and scoff
At human power and virtue, and all that;
And this they say in language rather rough.
Good God! I wonder what they would be at!
I say no more than has been said in Dante's
Verse, and by Solomon and by Cervantes;

By Swift, by Machiavel, by Rochefoucault;
By Fenelon, by Luther and by Plato;
By Tillotson, and Wesley, and Rousseau,
Who knew this life was not worth a potato.
'Tis not their fault, nor mine, if this be so--
For my part, I pretend not to be Cato,
Nor even Diogenes.--We live and die,
But which is best, you know no more than I. #Quote by George Gordon Byron
Poem quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
#121. I am a pilgrim of the Unknown -
That is my joy.
It raises and resolves
All my conflicts.
No sooner has the Known bound me fast in her net,
Than appears the Unknown
And it bewilders me!

- Poem 30 #Quote by Rabindranath Tagore
Poem quotes by Matthew Zapruder
#122. Keats's odes are among my favorite poems ever. As are Neruda's. So yes, I think my poems are odes, though I really just see those titles as ways of more or less orienting the poem. I've never thought about this until now, but I guess you could say that one effect of all the titles, their pervasiveness in the book, might be to once again, as so many other things do, put into question the meaning of the word "for," which I suppose is one of the great human questions: what is all this for? Why, and for whom, are we doing whatever we are doing? #Quote by Matthew Zapruder
Poem quotes by Robert Lowell
#123. In it, he pushed the metric of typewriter spaces, and quoted from a poem, "The Catholic Bells," to show us Williams's "mature style at fifty"! This was a memorable phrase, and one that made maturity seem possible, but a long way off. I more or less memorized "The Catholic Bells," and spent months trying to console myself by detecting immaturities in whatever Williams had written before he was fifty. #Quote by Robert Lowell
Poem quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#124. The Donkey
When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood
Then surely I was born.
With monstrous head and sickening cry
And ears like errant wings,
The devil's walking parody
On all four-footed things.
The tattered outlaw of the earth,
Of ancient crooked will;
Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb,
I keep my secret still.
Fools! For I also had my hour;
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout about my ears,
And palms before my feet. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Poem quotes by Stephane Mallarme
#125. You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words. #Quote by Stephane Mallarme
Poem quotes by Guy Davenport
#126. It is worthwhile adding that the power of the poem to teach not only sensibilities and the subtle movements of the spirit but knowledge, real lasting felt knowledge, is going mostly unnoticed among our scholars. The body of knowledge locked into and releasable from poetry can replace practically any university in the Republic. First things first, then: the primal importance of a poem is what it can add to the individual mind.
Poetry is the voice of a poet at its birth, and the voice of a people in its ultimate fulfillment as a successful and useful work of art. #Quote by Guy Davenport
Poem quotes by M.J. Abraham
#127. A demon seduced an angel in the middle of the night
and they gave the stars a glimpse.
There was nothing casual about it,
it was tender skin and battle scars
breathless passion under storm clouds
a rapid river stream mirroring the moon light.
Until one day, he left her with nothing,
just a bruised heart and carved memories
iridescent wings chipped on the edges
heat under her skin, like an ember burning low.
I asked her, "What do you do after a love like that?"
She laughed.
And madness danced behind her eyes.
But she flew so high the world was jealous. #Quote by M.J. Abraham
Poem quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#128. America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem quotes by Charles Dickens
#129. Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Poem quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#130. Love by the sweat of thy brow.
Not through whispered words of hollow sound or lofty dreams ne'er substance bound that more than oft do run aground. Nay, love with mighty, blistered hands that turn the soil and carve the land. A bearer of toil and golden band.
Be strong! A founder of the feast!
Protective knight who slays the beast!
For promises and vows aloud are naught but wispy veneer shroud like cobwebs, frail, the airy words and wooing fail. So work, my darling. Toil as proof. Thy loyal heart be drained of youth and yet beat on, incessant sound. Both feet take root within the ground, and service be thy kingly crown.
Love by the sweat of thy brow. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Poem quotes by Jon Paul Fiorentino
#131. Steven dreamed of you the very second
you died
(So the poem goes)
and you may have visited him
But I'm pretty sure you don't believe
in poems #Quote by Jon Paul Fiorentino
Poem quotes by Harley King
#132. Many of the poets writing today are hung up on language and symbolism. If the poem does not have depth of meaning or fit a certain academic styles and standards, then it is not poetry. Poetry should relate to the man on the street who has to work for a living. Until poetry connects with the working man, it's not going to sell; it's not going to be of value. #Quote by Harley King
Poem quotes by Atticus Poetry
#133. I'll love you, but just this twice. #Quote by Atticus Poetry
Poem quotes by Euginia Herlihy
#134. Create a massive drawing of what God has promised you. #Quote by Euginia Herlihy
Poem quotes by Tim Tebow
#135. Regardless of how your life will impact others and what that will look like, I just know that when your identity is grounded in God, when you trust in Him, you become part of a bigger picture. And you begin to live out this wonderful poem He has written for your life. This is the truth when life is smooth sailing, and this is the truth when storms come. #Quote by Tim Tebow
Poem quotes by Beth Morey
#136. she prays to feel as powerful
as she might if God sang silent
words into her ear and answered
all the rattling questions
now #Quote by Beth Morey
Poem quotes by Jacqueline Lapidus
#137. Living in Greece I learned
why so many women wore black:
a year for parents, for a husband
forever, telling the neighbors take
care of me, I am weak with grief,
I have turned to ash inside. #Quote by Jacqueline Lapidus
Poem quotes by Rod Dreher
#138. perhaps the greatest poem ever written #Quote by Rod Dreher
Poem quotes by Sophie Gonzales
#139. Betwixt and between," I said. "That's the worst." "Is that a poem?" Niamh asked. "Darnell is an idiot," Lara said, pointing a french fry menacingly at Niamh. "Besides, the problem isn't the city. If he got a job offer there I bet you he'd move in a heartbeat. He's just intimidated by the thought of following around a strong woman while she chases her career instead of the other way around." "Preach!" said Niamh, raising her Diet Coke in a toast. #Quote by Sophie Gonzales
Poem quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi
#140. A King Inside Who Listens

There are many people with their eyes open
whose hearts are shut. What do they see?
Matter.

But someone whose love is alert,
even if the eyes go to sleep,
he or she will be waking up thousands of others.

If you are not one of those light-filled lovers,
restrain your desire-body's intensity.
Put limits on how much you eat
and how long you lie down.

But if you are awake here in the chest,
sleep long and soundly.

Your spirit will be out roaming and working,
even on the seventh level.

Muhammad says, I close my eyes and rest in sleep,
but my love never needs rest.

The guard at the gate drowses.
The king stays awake.

You have a king inside who listens
for what delights the soul.

That king's wakefulness
cannot be described in a poem. #Quote by Jalaluddin Rumi
Poem quotes by Abraham Verghese
#141. The incredible cinematography makes 'A Walk to Beautiful' almost like a poem; there is a tenderness on display that seems to emanate from the camera. There is also great sensitivity to the women whose stories are being told - never did I have a sense of the subjects being exploited. #Quote by Abraham Verghese
Poem quotes by Jim Harrison
#142. I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500 for my first book of poems. #Quote by Jim Harrison
Poem quotes by Antonia Michaelis
#143. My child, I know you're not a child
But I still see you running wild
Between those flowering trees.
Your sparkling dreams, your silver laugh
Your wishes to the stars above
Are just my memories.

And in your eyes the ocean
And in your eyes the sea
The waters frozen over
With your longing to be free.

Yesterday you'd awoken
To a world incredibly old.
This is the age you are broken
Or turned into gold.

You had to kill this child, I know.
To break the arrows and the bow
To shed your skin and change.
The trees are flowering no more
There's blood upon the tiles floor
This place is dark and strange.

I see you standing in the storm
Holding the curse of youth
Each of you with your story
Each of you with your truth.

Some words will never be spoken
Some stories will never be told.
This is the age you are broken
Or turned into gold.

I didn't say the world was good.
I hoped by now you understood
Why I could never lie.
I didn't promise you a thing.
Don't ask my wintervoice for spring
Just spread your wings and fly.

Though in the hidden garden
Down by the green green lane
The plant of love grows next to
The tree of hate and pain.

So take my tears as a token.
They'll keep you warm in the cold.
This is the age you are broken
Or turned into gold #Quote by Antonia Michaelis
Poem quotes by Helen Simonson
#144. It is the unexpected note that makes the poem. You, Hugh, are the unexpected note. (pg 554) #Quote by Helen Simonson
Poem quotes by Harold Bloom
#145. The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Poem quotes by Ogden Nash
#146. Baclli swarm within my portals
Such as ne'r conceived by mortals,
But, bred by scientists,
Wise and hoary in some Olympian laboratory.
Bacteria as large as mice
With feet of fire and heads of ice,
Who never interrupt for slumber
Their stomping, elephantine rumba.
( From the poem
" The Common Cold " ) #Quote by Ogden Nash
Poem quotes by William Kingdon Clifford
#147. There is no scientific discoverer, no poet, no painter, no musician, who will not tell you that he found ready made his discovery or poem or picture - that it came to him from outside, and that he did not consciously create it from within. #Quote by William Kingdon Clifford
Poem quotes by Unknown
#148. The poem is like a monster, against which the critic does battle. There is only one way to conquer the monster: you must eat it, bones, blood, skin, pelt, and gristle. And even then the monster is not dead, for it lives in you, is assimilated into you, and you are different and somewhat monstrous yourself for having eaten it. #Quote by Unknown
Poem quotes by Robert Frost
#149. When clever people ask me where
I get a poem, I despair. #Quote by Robert Frost
Poem quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#150. If on thoughts of death we are fed,
Thus, a coffin, became my bed. #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
Poem quotes by Debasish Mridha
#151. A poem is a painting with imagery and words; a painting is a poem of color on a reflecting mirror. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Poem quotes by Roger McGough
#152. I could never begin a poem: 'When I am dead' In case it tempted Fate, and Fate gave way. #Quote by Roger McGough
Poem quotes by Debasish Mridha
#153. Hope for peace!
Dream for peace!
Act for peace!
Live in peace!
Life is for peace! #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Poem quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#154. No matter how you are taught by your teacher about how to recite a poem, it is impossible to wear your teacher's smiling face to the stage. You got to change your own face into a smiling one! #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Poem quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
#155. A day which passed without a poem from my pen I considered lost and misused. #Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Poem quotes by Robert Morgan
#156. In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices, and in narration and embodying the voice, making the poem sound like a real person talking. #Quote by Robert Morgan
Poem quotes by Kenneth  Clark
#157. What happened?

It took Gibbon six volumes to describe the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, so I shan't embark on that. But thinking about this almost incredible episode does tell one something about the nature of civilisation.

It shows that however complex and solid it seems, it is actually quite fragile. It can be destroyed.



What are its enemies?


Well, first of all fear - fear of war, fear of invasion, fear of plague and famine, that make it simply not worthwhile constructing things, or planting trees or even planning next year's crops. And fear of the supernatural, which means that you daren't question anything or change anything.

The late antique world was full of meaningless rituals, mystery religions, that destroyed self-confidence. And then exhaustion, the feeling of hopelessness which can overtake people even with a high degree of material prosperity. 

There is a poem by the modern Greek poet, Cavafy, in which he imagines the people of an antique town like Alexandria waiting every day for the barbarians to come and sack the city. Finally the barbarians move off somewhere else and the city is saved; but the people are disappointed - it would have been better than nothing.

Of course, civilisation requires a modicum of material prosperity - 

What civilization needs:

confidence in the society in which one lives, belief in its philosophy, belief in its laws, and confidence in one's own mental p #Quote by Kenneth Clark
Poem quotes by Matt Haig
#158. It is better to be a sad poem than a blank page. #Quote by Matt Haig
Poem quotes by Goitsemang Mvula
#159. It is hard to remember the day it is today
For days that don't shine
Sun-Day is hard to forget in my memory
For days that sunflowers #Quote by Goitsemang Mvula
Poem quotes by Randall Jarrell
#160. The usual bad poem in somebody's Collected Works is a learned, mannered, valued habit, a habit a little more careful than, and little emptier than, brushing one's teeth. #Quote by Randall Jarrell
Poem quotes by Ai Weiwei
#161. Twitter was like a poem. It was rich, real and spontaneous. It really fit my style. In a year and a half, I tweeted 60,000 tweets, over 100,000 words. I spent a minimum eight hours a day on it, sometimes 24 hours. #Quote by Ai Weiwei
Poem quotes by Mark A.Y. Nunez
#162. I tossed a stone into the Sea To see what it would do for me And the ripples went out And became ocean waves To return to the Sea inside of me #Quote by Mark A.Y. Nunez
Poem quotes by Billy Collins
#163. Often people, when they're confronted with a poem, it's like someone who keep saying 'what is the meaning of this? What is the meaning of this?' And that dulls us to the other pleasures poetry offers. #Quote by Billy Collins
Poem quotes by V.A. Menon
#164. Life, a miracle of nature,
an evolved molecule of matter,
blossomed in the vast expanse of oceans.
Methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapor
When joined under the radio-active sun,
The molecules of non living matter underwent
massive changes and became live.
It's this accident that made the molecule of protein,
Which even Stanley Miller reproduced in lab.
Evolution went on, and on and changed ,
from amoeba to dinosaurs, from ape to man,
It was an amazing architecture of nature ,
Which still continue improving human brain.
The amazing creation nature, the man,
kept on exploring the mysteries of nature,
and succeeded in duplicating nature's marvel
through his latest invention - the cloning,
and succeeded in decoding even the genetic code.
Still we have to salute the mother nature,
which has many more mysteries in store!. #Quote by V.A. Menon
Poem quotes by Jalina Mhyana
#165. Transparent tubes divided Phil's blood into shades of red, fading to straw colored plasma. I watched his fluid swirl past his shoulders and disappear into machines. He offered himself to blood banks all over the city, his plasma rushed to hospitals where it would circulate through other people's bodies. The map of my love's tapped arteries would look like a bloodshot eye over the city of Albuquerque. His blood bought us dinner. I dreamed he was my mother, and I nursed his arm. I wrote a poem about it, how I suckled his arm dry like a sore teat. #Quote by Jalina Mhyana
Poem quotes by Victor Hugo
#166. To write the poem of the human conscience, were it only of a single man, were it only of the most infamous of men, would be to swallow up all epics in a superior and final epic. The conscience is the chaos of chimeras, of lusts and of temptations, the furnace of dreams, the cave of the ideas which are our shame; it is the pandemonium of sophisms, the battlefield of the passions. At certain hours, penetrate within the livid face of a human being who reflects, and look at what lies behind; look into that soul, look into that obscurity. There, beneath the external silence, there are combats of giants as in Homer, mêlées of dragons and hydras, and clouds of phantoms as in Milton, ghostly labyrinths as in Dante. What a gloom enwraps that infinite which each man bears within himself, and by which he measures in despair the desires of his will, and the actions of his life! #Quote by Victor Hugo
Poem quotes by Sarah Kay
#167. Poetry is like pooping. If there is a poem inside of you, it has to come out. Sometimes it can be really difficult and take longer than you'd like (it may even be painful), but other times it can be really easy and happen much faster than you expected. But either way - it is important, and it feels so much better when it's done. #Quote by Sarah Kay
Poem quotes by Atticus Poetry
#168. Keep your head up, he said, you are a lion, don't forget that and neither will the sheep. #Quote by Atticus Poetry
Poem quotes by Tamara Rendell
#169. Sea Hags*
Sea Hags are curious creatures, particularly as they have no need for us.
"Who needs a husband?" they ask in chiming voices.
"Who needs a mother? When we have Poseidon as mate and the great Ocean herself to hold us."
Cascades of laughter behind the sparkling scales of their hands in a manner to call to question both their good sense and their sincerity.
Sea Hags – one could study them for fifty years and find no answer.
(*Shamelessly inspired by Kafka's Sirens: another creature entirely.) #Quote by Tamara Rendell
Poem quotes by Jyoti Patel
#170. Your tune,
That's what stays in my mind
All the time
But, I never knew that
It would be the only thing
For the lifetime! #Quote by Jyoti Patel
Poem quotes by Heinrich Heine
#171. Iron helmets will not save/
Even heroes from the grave/
Good man's blood will drain away/
While the wickid win the day. #Quote by Heinrich Heine
Poem quotes by Suzy Kassem
#172. You can
Lose a child
Or a parent,
The love of your life,
A good job,
A game,
A deal,
A bet,
An idea,
Your favorite thing,
Money,
Your best friend,
A moment,
An opportunity,
A chance,
Your keys,
Your mind,
Your health,
Your identity,
Your virginity,
Your religion,
Your shirt,
Your license,
ID or Passport,
Phone or phone number,
Hope,
Faith,
Luck,
Your pride,
Or your house,
And feel like
You've lost everything,
And keep on losing.

Stop
Counting losses
And start counting your blessings.
Only then,
Will you discover that losses
Are easier to point out
And count
Than blessings,
And that blessings
Outnumber your losses
For they are truly
Immeasurable.

It is only normal that
People count losses with
Their minds,
And ignore
To count blessings
With the graciousness
Of their hearts. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Poem quotes by Joseph Stanton
#173. The extremity of her sensitivity
impressed a richly idle princely family,
of her discomfort, bothered as she had to be
by the absurd softness of the ample beddings,
not to mention the pillow piles aggravating
her much lamented acrophobic dis-ease.
[from the poem, Princess and the Pea] #Quote by Joseph Stanton
Poem quotes by Bryan Procter
#174. I said that I loved the wise proverb, Brief, simple and deep; For it I'd exchange the great poem That sends us to sleep. #Quote by Bryan Procter
Poem quotes by John Taylor Gatto
#175. I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic
it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor. #Quote by John Taylor Gatto
Poem quotes by James Broughton
#176. For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic. #Quote by James Broughton
Poem quotes by Jay Woodman
#177. Time is not ours and we would not own it. It does not wound us to say so.
from the prose poem INNOCENCE #Quote by Jay Woodman
Poem quotes by Alan Moore
#178. I don't distinguish between magic and art. When I got into magic, I realised I had been doing it all along, ever since I wrote my first pathetic story or poem when I was twelve or whatever. This has all been my magic, my way of dealing with it. #Quote by Alan Moore
Poem quotes by Allen Ginsberg
#179. A poem is like a radio that can broadcast continuously for thousands of years. #Quote by Allen Ginsberg
Poem quotes by Halldor Laxness
#180. Tumi Jónsen has now started to tell the Icelandic sagas in a style that consists principally of casting doubt on the story being told, making no effort to describe things, skating past the main points, excusing the main characters for performing deeds that will live as long as the world endures, erasing their faces if possible - but wiping them clean, just in case. Therefore it never became a story, at best just a subject for a poem. The women carry on with their scrubbing. This was a long morning. #Quote by Halldor Laxness
Poem quotes by Taylor Patton
#181. Even lungs that are gasping are lungs that are trying. #Quote by Taylor Patton
Poem quotes by Euginia Herlihy
#182. Animals, birds, and fish confirm Your power and Your existence. #Quote by Euginia Herlihy
Poem quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#183. Poem Written in a Copy of Beowulf
At various times, I have asked myself what reasons
moved me to study, while my night came down,
without particular hope of satisfaction,
the language of the blunt-tongued Anglo-Saxons.
Used up by the years, my memory
loses its grip on words that I have vainly
repeated and repeated. My life in the same way
weaves and unweaves its weary history.
Then I tell myself: it must be that the soul
has some secret, sufficient way of knowing
that it is immortal, that its vast, encompassing
circle can take in all, can accomplish all.
Beyond my anxiety, beyond this writing,
the universe waits, inexhaustible, inviting. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Poem quotes by Jack Nicholson
#184. If you're going to write, write one poem all your life, let nobody read it, and then burn it. This is very young thinking, I confess, but it is the seminal part of my life. #Quote by Jack Nicholson
Poem quotes by Walter Benjamin
#185. No poem is intended for the reader, no picture for the beholder, no symphony for the listener. #Quote by Walter Benjamin
Poem quotes by Kehinde Sonola
#186. That's the thing about love
It can take you up to the mountaintop and can drop you
And the impact will either kill you or make you a new person #Quote by Kehinde Sonola
Poem quotes by Elizabeth Berg
#187. Silence, and then, "How old are you?" Maddy asks, and Arthur tells her eighty-five. Then he asks her how old she is.
"Eighteen," she says. "Almost."
Eighteen. The word is a poem. #Quote by Elizabeth Berg
Poem quotes by Mark Halliday
#188. People need people and the happiest people are
surrounded with friendly flesh.
If you have ten kids they'll be so sweet
ten really sweet kids! Have twelve!
What if there were 48 pro baseball teams,
you could see a damn lot more games!
And in this fashion we get away
from tragedy. Because tragedy comes when someone
gets too special. #Quote by Mark Halliday
Poem quotes by Robertson Davies
#189. You played it with great seriousness. And it is not such an uncommon game. Do you know Ibsen's poem
To live it to do battle with trolls
in the vaults of the heart and brain.
To write: that is to sit
in judgement over one's self.
#Quote by Robertson Davies
Poem quotes by Robert Frost
#190. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. #Quote by Robert Frost
Poem quotes by Anne De Gandt
#191. I hide myself to avoid others; but the lust for life reasserts itself, through the boredom or in the inflection of distress. It's an escape, a tuneless melody, a painless lament. Broken line of a poem missing its author, writing of a deconstructed life, scar of a wound still open, the pain of living without love or being loved tarnishes desire, dulls the look, weakens the heart. #Quote by Anne De Gandt
Poem quotes by Robert Zimmermann
#192. a poem written for someone special to me, but a woman who I can't be with all the time due to where we are in life right now. Through the distance love can still survive, it just takes a little hard work and stubbornness at time. #Quote by Robert Zimmermann
Poem quotes by Italo Calvino
#193. Lucretius wants to write the poem of matter, but he warns us from the start that the reality of matter is that it's made of invisible particles. He #Quote by Italo Calvino
Poem quotes by Ogden Nash
#194. Very Like a Whale

One thing that literature would be greatly the better for
Would be a more restricted employment by authors of simile and metaphor.
Authors of all races, be they Greeks, Romans, Teutons or Celts,
Can'ts seem just to say that anything is the thing it is but have
to go out
of their way to say that it is like something else.
What foes it mean when we are told
That the Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold?
In the first place, George Gordon Byron had had enough experience
To know that it probably wasn't just one Assyrian, it was a lot
of Assyrians.
However, as too many arguments are apt to induce apoplexy and thus
hinder longevity,
We'll let it pass as one Assyrian for the sake of brevity.
Now then, this particular Assyrian, the one whose cohorts were gleaming
in purple and gold,
Just what does the poet mean when he says he came down like a wolf
on
the fold?
In heaven and earth more than is dreamed of in our philosophy there
are
a great many things,
But i don't imagine that among then there is a wolf with purple
and gold
cohorts or purple and gold anythings.
No, no, Lord Byron, before I'll believe that this Assyrian was actually
like a wolf I must have some kind of proof;
Did he run on all fours and did he have a hairy tail and a big red
mouth and
big white teeth and did he say Woof woof?
Fra #Quote by Ogden Nash
Poem quotes by Henry James
#195. Mr. Morris's poem is ushered into the world with a very florid birthday speech from the pen of the author of the too famous Poems and Ballads, - a circumstance, we apprehend, in no small degree prejudicial to its success. But we hasten to assure all persons whom the knowledge of Mr. Swinburne's enthusiasm may have led to mistrust the character of the work, that it has to our perception nothing in common with this gentleman's own productions, and that his article proves very little more than that his sympathies are wiser than his performance. If Mr. Morris's poem may be said to remind us of the manner of any other writer, it is simply of that of Chaucer; and to resemble Chaucer is a great safeguard against resembling Swinburne. #Quote by Henry James
Poem quotes by Sina Queyras
#196. You want to be angry but you can't stop looking and when you look you love and when you love the entire world unfolds around you #Quote by Sina Queyras
Poem quotes by Henrik Ibsen
#197. An unromantic poem I mean to make, of one who only lives for duty's sake. #Quote by Henrik Ibsen
Poem quotes by Ruby Dee
#198. My mother - my stepmother, really, she herself have been what they call an elocutionist. And she was the one who first encouraged me to write poetry, because she used to read it to us. And then when I began to write when I was nine years old, my first poem was published in the Amsterdam News. I called it "The Graveyard." #Quote by Ruby Dee
Poem quotes by J.K. Rowling
#199. Many years before, she had read, and recognized as true, the words of W. B. Yeats: 'A Pity beyond all telling is hit at the heart of love'. She had smiled over the poem, and stroked the page, because she had known both that she loved Colin, and that compassion formed a huge part of her love. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Poem quotes by Giovannie De Sadeleer
#200. Some people, like some shooting stars are worth waiting for.
Like there's no twice in once and forever. #Quote by Giovannie De Sadeleer

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