“The Fox Path” from Body of the Living Future by Terri Glass. Released: 1998. Genre: Other.
Cluster of purple
in fine spring rain
faint scent of lilac.
A bee drops
into a poppies cup—
what a life!
Wood duck floats downstream
as I lay in the hammock
I drift with the clouds.
“You are the butterfly and you are gone.”
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
“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.”
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
“Poetry is the eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.”
“Poetry is sort of a homecoming.”
“Poetry is from the frontiers of consciousness.”
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.”
“The Kings who have died one by one are now reborn in poet’s hearts.”
“All night wild impulses
The only way to find a path
is to set fire to your life.”
“Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth:
the true poet is near the oracle.”
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
“A poet must achieve a balance between solitude and solidarity, between feeling
and action, between intimacy of mankind and the revelation of nature.”
“Poetry is a lion because it eats and intensifies natural speech.”
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.”
“I think poetry must stay open all night in beautiful cellars.”
A poet and writer of the natural world, Terri Glass mentored under William Stafford and Robert Bly.