Cluster of purple
in fine spring rain
faint scent of lilac.
March pond ripples
like boats the ducks glide—
a mallard moons me.
A bridge between worlds
a spider web holds
two roses in place.
Virtual Poetry Reading
I will be reading along with the poet, Kathy Evans for the Poetry Flash Series, May 16, 2021, 3 pm, PDT. Please contact Poetry Flash to register in advance for this reading. http://poetryflash.org. Online via Zoom, free.
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”
“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.”
“Poetry is the eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.”
“Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth:
the true poet is near the oracle.”
—Edwin Hiubbel Chapim
“All night wild impulses
The only way to find a path
is to set fire to your life.”
“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
“You are the butterfly and you are gone.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
—Robert Louis Stevenson
“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”
“The Kings who have died one by one are now reborn in poet’s hearts.”
“A poet must achieve a balance between solitude and solidarity, between feeling
and action, between intimacy of mankind and the revelation of nature.”
“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.”
“Words are alive — cut them and they bleed.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Poetry is sort of a homecoming.”
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
“Poetry is a lion because it eats and intensifies natural speech.”
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
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