Over the open poppy
the bee's hairy legs.
Just when I thought
it would end—
second bloom of roses.
over meditation pond
I step lightly on stones.
“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”
“Poetry is the eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
“The Kings who have died one by one are now reborn in poet’s hearts.”
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”
“Poetry is sort of a homecoming.”
“Poetry is a lion because it eats and intensifies natural speech.”
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.”
“A poet must achieve a balance between solitude and solidarity, between feeling
and action, between intimacy of mankind and the revelation of nature.”
“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.”
“You are the butterfly and you are gone.”
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
“Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth:
the true poet is near the oracle.”
“All night wild impulses
The only way to find a path
is to set fire to your life.”
“Words are alive — cut them and they bleed.”
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.”
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.
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