Wednesday, 7 December 2016

An Orphan of Silence







Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote #poetry

Poetry is life distilled. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks #quote

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is. ~ James Branch Cabell #quote










Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #quote

Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that. ~ Mary Oliver #quote











Poets generally love cats--because poets have no delusions about their own superiority. ~ Marion Garretty #quote

Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry. ~ Anne Stevenson #quote









Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. ~  Plato, Ion #quote

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. ~ Dennis Gabor #quote

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. ~ Marianne Moore #quote







Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. ~ Jorge Luis Borges #quote

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. ~ James Joyce #quote

Poets alone should kiss and tell. ~ Dorothy Parker #quote







Poetry Is The Impish Attempt To Paint The Colour Of The Wind. ~ Maxwell Bodenheim #quote

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment. ~ Carl Sandburg

Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique. ~ Karl Shapiro #quote








Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley #quote

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. ~ Carl Sandburg #quote

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. ~ Charles Simic #quote







Poets are like magicians, searching for magical phrases to pull rabbits out of people's souls. ~ Glade Byron Addams #quote

Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels. ~ Allen Ginsberg #quote

Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence. ~ Brian Harris #quote


Poems are never finished - just abandoned ~ Paul Valery #quote

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ~ Novalis #quote

Poetry is what gets lost in translation ~ Robert Frost #quote