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.
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.”
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
“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 heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”
“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.”
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
“You are the butterfly and you are gone.”
“Poetry is sort of a homecoming.”
“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”
“Poetry is the eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Words are alive — cut them and they bleed.”
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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