on top of this sleek acorn
a knitted cap.
Tiny oak leaf falls
on top of my breast—
thrum of rubber bands—
wings of Canada geese.
Virtual reading, Watershed Festival, January 30, time TBA
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
“Poetry is a lion because it eats and intensifies natural speech.”
“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.”
“All night wild impulses
The only way to find a path
is to set fire to your life.”
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.”
“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
“You are the butterfly and you are gone.”
“Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth:
the true poet is near the oracle.”
“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.”
“Poetry is sort of a homecoming.”
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”
“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.”
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
“Poetry is the eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
A poet and writer of the natural world, Terri Glass mentored under William Stafford and Robert Bly.
Terri Glass offers a range of creative writing and poetry workshops for both adults and children.
Read and hear sample poems by Terri Glass on topics ranging from nature to spirituality to love.
Buy copies of Terri’s books, including poetry collections, hand-bound chapbooks, and a CD.