poetry

A Quote by Bruce Whiteman on poet, poetry, and writing

The poet discovers himself alone on a darkened stage, suffering temporary amnesia. What terror not to be able to remember or to imagine what you wanted to say. A language dysfunction, a disease of imagination's present time. The expectant audience sits unmoving and utterly silent. A small asexual voice offstage prompts the first words of a monologue in whispers, and the poet begins to speak, a time-delayed recitation of the future. A light at the back of his head comes on and moves to direct his footsteps as the ghostly unembodied voice continues to prompt him. When it stops, he asks himself: 'What was I saying, what was it I wanted to say? This is a play I am making up and someone is directing me from the wings. I want to scratch at the back of my head where the light is coming from, but it only gutters when I swing my hand and remains out of reach. There is a silence you choose and a silence that descends on you when the prompter decides to make you nervous, and that is terrifying. I cannot memorize what I will think to say when it tells me. It is so unnewtonian it takes your breath away."

Bruce Whiteman

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A Quote by Honore de Balzac on love, poetry, and senses

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Christopher Ruberto on love, poetry, beloved, and broken heart

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.

Christopher Ruberto

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on wildness, wild, life, love, humanity, animals, creativity, poetry, art, and instinct

Wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. It is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth their young: to sing and dance and fly through the air and swim through the depths of the sea. This is the same inner tendency that evokes the insight of the poet, the skill of the artist and the power of the shaman.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Charles Ghigna on poetry, poem, poems, metaphor, whispers, wonder, and spiders

A POEM IS A SPIDER WEB

 

A poem is a spider web

Spun with words of wonder,

Woven lace held in place

By whispers made of thunder.

Charles Ghigna

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A Quote by Ken Wilbur on theory, everything, physics, economics, history, dynamics, wars, and poetry

What would it mean if there were a theory that explained everything? And just what does "everything" actually mean, anyway? Would this new theory in physics explain, say the meaning of human poetry? Or how economics work? Or the stages of psychosexual development? Can this new physics explain the currents of ecosystems, or the dynamics of history, or why human wars are so terribly common?

Ken Wilbur

Source: A Theory of Everything : An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality.

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A Quote by Van Morrison on lyrics, music, people, poetry, and words

There's no difference between lyrics and poetry.  Words are words.  The only difference is the people who are in academic positions and call themselves poets and have an academic stance.  They've got something to lose if they say it's all poetry; if there's not music to it, and you have to wear a certain kind of checkered shirt or something like that.  It's all the same.  Lyrics are lyrics, poetry is poetry, lyrics are poetry, and poetry is lyrics.  They are interchangeable to me.

Van Morrison

Source: Performing Songwriter, March/April 2009

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A Quote by Henry Miller on resurection, soul, nonsense, poetry, henry miller, and black spring

I like the one about the little soulworms that fly out of the nest for the resurrection.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Source: From Jabberwhorl Cronstadt in Black Spring

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A Quote by Confucius on poetry, music, and propriety

Be aroused by poetry; structure yourself with propriety, refine yourself with music.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on money, poetry, and poems

Money is a kind of poetry.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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