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 sort of a homecoming.”
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.”
“Poetry is the eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
“Words are alive — cut them and they bleed.”
“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
“The Kings who have died one by one are now reborn in poet’s hearts.”
“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.”
“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.”
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”
“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
“Poetry is a lion because it eats and intensifies natural speech.”
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
“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.”
“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 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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