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and discussion search Home My Books Groups Recommendations genres listopia giveaways popular goodreads voice ebooks fun trivia quizzes quotes community creative writing people events Explore quote Quotes About Poetry Quotes tagged as "poetry" (showing 1,681-1,710 of 3,000) Mary Oliver On the beach, at dawn: Four small stones clearly Hugging each other. How many kinds of love Might there be in the world, And how many formations might they make And who am I ever To imagine I could know Such a marvelous business? When the sun broke It poured willingly its light Over the stones That did not move, not at all, Just as, to its always generous term, It shed its light on me, My own body that loves, Equally, to hug another body. ? Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems tags: light, love, nature, poetry 31 likes Like Mary Oliver The sweetness of dogs (fifteen) What do you say, Percy? I am thinking

of sitting out on the sand to watch the moon rise. Full tonight. So we go and the moon rises, so beautiful it makes me shudder, makes me think about time and space, makes me take measure of myself: one iota pondering heaven. Thus we sit, I thinking how grateful I am for the moon s perfect beauty and also, oh! How rich it is to love the world. Percy, meanwhile, leans against me and gazes up into my face. As though I were his perfect moon. ? Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems tags: dogs, inspirational, love, nature, poetry 30 likes Like Mary Oliver The poet dreams of the mountain Sometimes I grow weary of the days, with all their fits and starts. I want to climb some old gray mountains, slowly, taking The rest of my lifetime to do it, resting often, sleeping Under the pines or, above them, on the unclothed rocks. I want to see how many stars are still in the sky That we have smothered for years now, a century at least. I want to look back at everything, forgiving it all, And peaceful, knowing the last thing there is to know. All that urgency! Not what the earth is about! How silent the trees, their poetry being of themselves only. I want to take slow steps, and think appropriate thoughts. In ten thousand years, maybe, a piece of the mountain will fall. ? Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems tags: inspiration, nature, poetry 27 likes Like ????? ????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ??? ????? ??? ???? ????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ????? ????? ? ????? ?????, ???? ??? ??? ???? tags: poetry 22 likes Like Mary Oliver Percy wakes me (fourteen) Percy wakes me and I am not ready. He has slept all night under the covers. Now he s eager for action: a walk, then breakfast. So I hasten up. He is sitting on the kitchen counter Where he is not supposed to be. How wonderful you are, I say. How clever, if you Needed me, To wake me. He thought he would a lecture and deeply His eyes begin to shine. He tumbles onto the couch for more compliments. He squirms and squeals: he has done something That he needed And now he hears that it is okay. I scratch his ears. I turn him over

And touch him everywhere. He is Wild with the okayness of it. Then we walk, then He has breakfast, and he is happy. This is a poem about Percy. This is a poem about more than Percy. Think about it. ? Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems tags: dogs, happiness, poetry 19 likes Like ???? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ????? ????? ??????? ?? ??????? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????? ??? ?????? ???????? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?? ??? ?? ???? .. ?? ?? ?????? ????? ??????? ????? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ??????? ???????? ????? ??? ????? ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ??? ??? ???? ??????? ?? ?? ???? .. ????? ??? ??? ?????? ! ? ???? ?????, ???? ???? tags: poetry 18 likes Like Mary Oliver In your hands The dog, the donkey, surely they know They are alive. Who would argue otherwise? But now, after years of consideration, I am getting beyond that. What about the sunflowers? What about The tulips, and the pines? Listen, all you have to do is start and There ll be no stopping. What about mountains? What about water Slipping over rocks? And speaking of stones, what about The little ones you can Hold in your hands, their heartbeats So secret, so hidden it may take years Before, finally, you hear them? ? Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems tags: geology, mystery, nature, poetry, praying 17 likes Like Edwin Arnold Sweetest smile is made saddest tear-drop! ? Edwin Arnold tags: poem, poetry, smile 16 likes Like Albert Camus As if this great outburst of anger had purged all my ills, killed all my hopes, I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world- and finding it so mu

ch like myself, in fact so fraternal, I realized that I d been happy, and that I w as still happy. For the final consummation and for me to feel less lonely, my la st wish was that there should be a crowd of spectators at my execution and that they should greet me with cries of hatred. ? Albert Camus, The Stranger tags: existentialism, poetry 15 likes Like Lee Argus Through the darkest hours of the night and through the dreamers realm I seek, Far beyond the starry sky and beyond galaxies I am free.

Through the grimmest memories and past a seasons air I cannot breathe, Far beyond this mortal world in an afterlife we shall meet. ? Lee Argus tags: dark, death-note, faith, friendship, love, poem, poems, poetry, romance 13 likes Like Umberto Eco I think that at a certain age, say fifteen or sixteen, poetry is like masturbatio n. But later in life good poets burn their early poetry, and bad poets publish i t. Thankfully I gave up rather quickly. ? Umberto Eco tags: adolescence, poetry, talent, youth 13 likes Like Nguy?n Nh?t nh Tho ca l th? v cng ph phi?m nhung v cng thing ling. Ti tin ngay. Cung nhu ti tin ? c nh?ng th? v cng thing ling nhung v cng ph phi?m. ? Nguy?n Nh?t nh, Ti L Bt tags: flighty, poetry 12 likes Like Jeanette Winterson [Fiction and poetry] are medicines, they're doses, and they heal the rupture that reality makes on the imagination. ? Jeanette Winterson tags: books, fiction, poems, poetry, reading 12 likes Like Erica Jong Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart. ? Erica Jong tags: poetry 10 likes Like Frank O'Hara Too many poets act like a middle-aged mother trying to get her kids to eat too mu ch cooked meat, and potatoes with drippings (tears). I don't give a damn whether they eat or not. Forced feeding leads to excessive thinness (effete). Nobody sh ould experience anything they don't need to, if they don't need poetry bully for them. I like the movies too. And after all, only Whitman and Crane and Williams , of the American poets, are better than the movies. ? Frank O'Hara tags: frank-o-hara, poetry, walt-whitman, william-carlos-williams 9 likes Like Mary Oliver How heron comes It is a negligence of the mind not to notice how at dusk heron comes to the pond and stands there in his death robes, perfect servant of the system, hungry, his eyes full of attention, his wings pure light ? Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

tags: mindfulness, nature, poetry 8 likes Like Mary Oliver Tom Dancer s gift of a whitebark pine cone You never know What opportunity Is going to travel to you, Or through you. Once a friend gave me A small pine coneOne of a few He found in the scat Of a grizzly In Utah maybe, Or Wyoming. I took it home And did what I supposed He was sure I would doI ate it, Thinking How it had traveled Through that rough And holy body. It was crisp and sweet. It was almost a prayer Without words. My gratitude, Tom Dancer, For this gift of the world I adore so much And want to belong to. And thank you too, great bear ? Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems tags: nature, poetry, spirituality 8 likes Like Sren Kierkegaard A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret suffrings, but whose lip s are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they so und like beautiful music. People corwd around the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul. ? Sren Kierkegaard tags: beautiful, music, poetry, poets 8 likes Like Michael Jones I love being able to see an un-written future. ? Michael Jones, Drowning Silence Poetry tags: drowning-silence-poetry, michael-jones, poems, poetry, poetry-life, poetry -quotes 8 likes Like Lee Argus It came to me on a winter day. Life so full and rich will fade. Though I wish it were not so, One cannot run from an expected fate. And as a steady gust of wind fell upon my face, It was then when I felt a chill and thus did then know; Though I wish it were not true, Life beautiful and sweet shall ripe and pass today. As a petal falls from a rose so shall she blossom and shed;

Catching each falling tear, I will not leave a word unsaid. ? Lee Argus tags: poetry 7 likes Like Bernhard Schlink Cnd ne deschidem tu mie si eu tie, cnd ne scufundam tu n mine si eu n tine, cnd ne pierdem tu n mine si eu n tine, Abia atunci eu sunt eu si tu esti tu. ? Bernhard Schlink, The Reader tags: inspirational, love, poetry, romanian-language 7 likes Like Dan Bergstein Ninja beats pirate. Pirate beats ghost. Ghost beats zombie. Zombie beats most. Werewolf beats vampire. Vamp beats Imp. Imp beats fiend. Fiend beats wimp. Wizard beats cyrborg. Cyborg surely beats troll. Troll beats goblin. Goblin eats a hermit s soul. Hermit beats child. Child beats wagon. Wagon beats moon snake. Moon snake beats dragon. Dragon beats hydra. Hydra beats sailor. Sailor beats teacher. Teacher beats tailor. Tailor beats sun worm. Sun worm beats clown. Clown beats robo-squid. Robo-squid beats town. Town fights jackals. Town will win. Town fights mummies. Town won t fight again. Zookeeper beats hell hound. Hell hound beats giant. Giant beats accountant. Accountant beats client. Client beats frog. Frog beats himself. Knight beats Big Foot. Big Foot beats elf. Elf beats pixie. Pixie beats specter. Specter beats sea hag. Sea hag beats Hector. Hector beats serpent. Serpent beats rat. Rat beats Grandma. Grandma beats cat. Lava beats demon. Demon beats warlock. Warlock beats dinosaur. Dino beats Spock. Spock beats Lando. Lando beats Qui-Gon. Qui-Gon beats Jar-Jar. Jar-Jar beats none. Rock beats scissors. Scissors beat paper. Paper beats insect. Insect beats vapor. Wood Woman beats Tree Man. Tree Man beats the dark. The dark kills spider-fish. Spider-fish beats shark. You beat me. I beat a dentist. The dentist beats the barber. The barber is menaced. These are the rules, and never forget. Now hand over your money and place your bet. ? Dan Bergstein tags: poetry 6 likes Like Kimberly Kinrade He loves me, he loves me not. How many flowers must I kill before he loves me? Loves Me, He Loves Me Not ? Kimberly Kinrade, Bits of You & Pieces of Me tags: memoir, poetry 6 likes Like

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Frank O'Hara I wouldn t want to be faster or greener than now if you were with me O you were the best of all my days! ? Frank O'Hara, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara tags: poetry 6 likes Like Samuel Johnson Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. ? Samuel Johnson, Lives of the poets: Milton tags: pleasure, poetry, symbiosis, truth 5 likes Like Emily Dickinson Success is counted sweetest by those ne'er succeed. ? Emily Dickinson tags: failure, poetry, success 5 likes Like Erica Jong Most people in this country are looking for literature that is useful. They feel that just exploring their feelings is good enough - they should be reading about leveraged buy-outs or how to get thin. We live in a culture that is so absolute ly, madly focused on commercialism and on creating money and completely turned a way from any other kind of creative value. People don't generally turn to poetry unless they're bereaved or have fallen in love. Or in adolescence, when their f eelings are very strong and turbulent. I think most of us are dying for lack of spirit in this culture. ? Erica Jong tags: poetry 4 likes Like Amunhotep El Bey Love is as we will it to be." ~ Amunhotep El Bey ? Amunhotep El Bey, The Quotations Book of life and Death tags: comedy, funny, humorous-quotations, inspirational-quotations, lol, motivat ional-quotations, philosophical-quotations, poetry 3 likes Like Ah Muhsin nl Sevgili Gllk; Yastik kanepenin zerine konur. Tekme atilarak dsrlr o. Pazar gnleri kuru fasulye yenir . Karsilikli, alt alta, st ste ve daha degisik sekillerde durulur. Islak vardir. P ortakalin ii de disi gibi portakal rengidir. Kstebeklerin uma kabiliyeti bulunmaz. Kamyonlar yk tasirlar. Kaza olur. Kaza yaparlar. Sleyman, etin, Atif, Kemal, Necdet gibi erkek isimleri; Zeynep, Burak, Burak ve Burak gibi kiz isimleri vardir. Patat es cinsleri vardir; kizartmalik ve haslamalik. esitli ebatlarda dgn pastalari olur. Muz olur. ? Ah Muhsin nl tags: poetry, poetry-quotes 2 likes Like No one could say the stories were useless for as the tongue clacked five or forty fingers stitched corn was grated from the husk pathwork was pieced or the darning was done... (from 'The Storyteller Poems') ? Liz Lochhead, Dreaming Frankenstein.. tags: poems, poetry, stories, story 2 likes Like previous 1 2 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 99 100 next All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

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