poetry


Random quote of the day:

“When I first read the dictionary, I thought it was a long poem about everything.”

—Steven Wright, I Have A Pony

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Random quote of the day:

“I don’t think people read poetry because they’re interested in the poet. I think they read poetry because they’re interested in themselves….I read poetry to discover things about myself…”

—Billy Collins, interview, Powell’s Book Blog, October 10, 2006

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Oh

Spring, oh spring, you break my heart
with the gaudy riot you splash against my eyes,
with the sweet winds and misting torrents,
you crack my heart wide open, thrusting life
where I have carefully kept it out.

Oh spring, oh spring, how can I deny you
when all around the yellow and red burn,
burn and burst and foment and fly?
Oh spring.
Oh.

Random quote of the day:

“I promise to make you so alive that
the fall of dust on furniture will deafen you…”

—Nina Cassian, “Ordeal” (tr. Michael Impey and Brian Swann)

 

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Random quote of the day:

“[Poetry is] imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

—Marianne Moore, “Poetry”

 

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Random quote of the day:

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

—Wendell Berry, “The Real Work”

 

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Random quote of the day:

“The revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies—and as mysterious.”

—James Thurber, “Thinking Ourselves Into Trouble”

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Random quote of the day:

“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken.
It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”

—D. H. Lawrence, “Pomegranate”

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Random quote of the day:

“Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.”

—Adrienne Rich, What Is Found There

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Random quote of the day:

“The reality of a poem is a very ghostly one. It suggests, it suggests, it suggests again.”

—Mark Strand, The Paris Review, Fall 1998, No. 148

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