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A Quote by unknown on discovery and poetry

Poetry helps heal and discovery.

unknown

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A Quote by John Shepler on abuse, beauty, books, jealousy, language, love, lovers, marriage, passion, poetry, and unity

In the 1600's, a language of flowers developed in Constantinople and in the poetry of Persia. Charles II introduced the Persian poetry to Europe, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu brought the flower language from Turkey to England in 1716. It spread to France and became a handbook of 800 floral messages known as the Book Le Language des Fleurs. Lovers exchanged messages as they gave each other selected flowers or bouquets. A full red rose meant beauty. Red and white mean unity. Crocus said "abuse not", while a white rosebud warns that one is too young for love. Yellow roses were for jealousy, yellow iris for passion, filbert for reconciliation and ivy for marriage.

John Shepler

Source: Valentine's Day Love Traditions, johnshepler.com

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A Quote by unknown on earth, heaven, and poetry

Flowers are the poetry of earth, as stars are the poetry of heaven.

unknown

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on communication, poetry, and understanding

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on communication, poetry, and understanding

Poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on absence, architecture, clarity, garden, literature, music, painting, paradise, poetry, religion, soul, and world

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.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 101

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on beauty, birth, opposites, originality, poetry, and solitude

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on existence, men, and poetry

A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on heroism, life, and poetry

He who would write heroic poems should make his whole life a heroic poem.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Takuan Soho on buddhism, composers, poetry, and time

Shonin: I have composed a poem. Kokushi: Let's hear it. Shonin: When I chant, Both Buddha and self Cease to exist. There is only the voice that says, Namu Amida Butsu. Kokushi: Something's wrong with the last couple of lines, don't you think? (after a lapse of time) Shonin: This is how I've written it: When I chant, Both Buddha and self Cease to exist. Namu Amida Butsu. Kokushi: There! You got it!

Takuan Soho (1573 - ?)

Source: Takuan Soho in The Unfettered Mind. Trans. W. S. Wilson. Tokyo, 1986., p 62

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