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.
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.”
“Poetry is a lion because it eats and intensifies natural speech.”
“Words are alive — cut them and they bleed.”
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
“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 poetry of the earth is never dead.”
“All night wild impulses
The only way to find a path
is to set fire to your life.”
“You are the butterfly and you are gone.”
“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.”
“Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth:
the true poet is near the oracle.”
“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
“Poetry is sort of a homecoming.”
“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”
“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.”
“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
“Poetry is the eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
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.
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