You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.— Robert Morgan
Relaxing Great Poetry quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
All that is gold does not glitter.
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
It is a great feeling to know that from a window I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. And from these gather enough dream to sneak out a back door.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent.
The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
From the poetry of Lord Byron they drew a system of ethics compounded of misanthropy and voluptuousness,-a system in which the two great commandments were to hate your neighbour and to love your neighbour's wife.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep...
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart [ i carry it in my heart ]
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
The best poetry has its roots in the subconscious to a great degree.
Youth, naivety, reliance on instinct more than learning and method, a sense of freedom and play, even trust in randomness, is necessary to the making of a poem.
Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.
Not all poetry wants to be storytelling.
And not all storytelling wants to be poetry. But great storytellers and great poets share something in common: They had something to say, and did.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Poetry has always mattered, through human history, through all kinds of cultures, all kinds of violence and human desolation, as well as periods of great human affirmation. It's been associated with the power of the word, with the sacred, with magic and transformation, with the oral narratives that help a people cohere.
I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book.
Bangladesh is a world of metaphor, of high and low theater, of great poetry and music. You talk to a rice farmer and you find a poet. You get to know a sweeper of the streets and you find a remarkable singer.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
To explain away the mystery of a great painting - if such a feat were possible - would do irreparable harm... If there is no mystery, then there is no poetry, the quality I value above all else in art.
The reverie we intend to study is poetic reverie.
This is a reverie which poetry puts on the right track, the track an expanding consciousness follows. This reverie is written, or, at least, promises to be written. It is already facing the great universe of the blank page. Then images begin to compose and fall into place.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.
Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.
But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
This proves that great lyric poetry can die, be reborn, die again, but will always remain one of the most outstanding creations of the human soul.
I would feel dead if I didn't have the ability periodically to put my world in order with a poem. I think to be inarticulate is a great suffering, and is especially so to anyone who has a certain knack for poetry.
There was no really good true war book during the entire four years of the war.
The only true writing that came through during the war was in poetry. One reason for this is that poets are not arrested as quickly as prose writers.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Great poetry needs no interpreter other than a responsive heart.
To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie— True Poems flee—
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
My father died and left me his blessing and his business.
His blessing brought no money into my pocket, and as to his business, it soon deserted me, for I was busy writing poetry, and could not attend to law, and my clients, though they had great respect for my talents, had no faith in a poetical attorney.
Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry.