1. 00:40 28th Jan 2013

    Notes: 2299

    Reblogged from bloodmilk

    Tags: Mary Oliverpoetry

  2. Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them.
    — Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poetry as Insurgent Art (via 4mbivalent)
  3. The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.
    — James Gates Percival (via libraryland)
  4. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
    — Gilda Radner (via misswallflower)
  5. Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.
    — Carl Sandburg (via garptwo)

    (Source: bdgarp)

  6. 00:41 22nd Aug 2011

    Notes: 1039

    Reblogged from libraryland

    Tags: W.S. Merwinpoetryhopes

    I think there’s a kind of desperate hope built into poetry that one really wants, hopelessly, to save the world. One is trying to say everything that can be said for the things that one loves while there’s still time.
    — W. S. Merwin (via lesmotsjustes)

    (Source: whiskeyriver.blogspot.com)

  7. The smell of ink is intoxicating to me - others may have wine, but I have poetry.
    — Terri Guillemets (via scribbledpoetry)

    (Source: states-of-reverie)

  8. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, tapestry, and porcelain.
    — John Adams