In all the mountains, Stillness; In the treetops Not a breath of wind. The birds are silent in the woods. Just wait: soon enough You will be quiet too. — Rober Hass, “After Goethe,” Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005. (Ecco; First Edition edition October 9, 2007)
Some people are magic, and others are just the illusion of it. ― Beau Taplin
[…] If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant. — Jane Kenyon, from “Taking Down the Tree,” Collected Poems. (Graywolf Press September 4, 2007)
I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. — Gwyneth Paltrow [Viola De Lesseps] Shakespeare in Love (1998) Written by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Directed by John Madden.
You write poems because you need a place where what isn’t may be Alejandra Pizarnik, from “Approximations Buenos Aires 1956 – 1958,” Selected Poems, trans. Cecilia Rossi (Waterloo Press, 2010)
Love, known to the person by whom it is inspired, becomes more bearable. ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau
[)when what hugs stopping earth than silent is] )when what hugs stopping earth than silent is more silent than more than much more is or total sun oceaning than any this tear jumping from each most least eye of star and without was if minus and shall be immeasurable happenless unnow shuts more than open… Continue reading E.E. Cummings