Tagged: 10 Poetry quotes
The poem may embody perception so luminous it seems truth, but what keeps it alive is not fixed discovery, but the means to discovery.
But poetry soon became more than music and images;
it was also revelation, information, a kind of teaching.
I speak for nothing, the nothing that I am, the nothing that is this work. And you shall perpetuate me not in the name of what I was, but in the name of what I am.
Transparence is the highest, most liberating value in art—and criticism—today. It means experiencing the luminousness of the thing in itself, of things being
what they are.
If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem,
it's going to be average.
Most of our willingness to trust (the poet) is based on the expectation that the poem will speak to us about our own lives. If we cannot find this, we must find something else: humor, beauty of structure or language, intelligence, eccentricity, and so on. But no matter the strength of these elements, they will be basically decorative unless the poem speaks first to the life of the reader.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.
I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.
The most difficult part about writing a poem is not the writing, but the process that demands belief, compassion, a sense of hope—all virtually impossible challenges. All of this takes a lifetime. What matters is not what we have written, but what we have become.
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