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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on deep, song, music, sphere-harmonies, poetry, vision, and nature

All deep things are Song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, Song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! The primal element of us; of us, and of all things. The Greeks fabled of Sphere-Harmonies: it was the feeling they had of the inner-structure of Nature that the soul of all her voices and utterances was perfect music. Poetry, therefore, we will call musical Thought. The poet is he who thinks in that manner. At bottom, it turns still on the power of intellect; it is man's sincerity and depth of vision that makes him Poet. See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, pp.83-85

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on poetry, language, and poems

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on poetry, invention, and explanation

I can explain all the poems that were ever invented - and a good many that haven't been invented just yet.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on poetry

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'Who's been repeating all that hard stuff to you?'
'I read it in a book,' said Alice.  'But I had some poetry repeated to me, much easier than that, by - Tweedledee, I think it was.'
'As to poetry, you know,' said Humpty Dumpty, stretching out one of his great hands, 'I can repeat poetry as well as other folk, if it comes to that - '
'Oh, it needn't come to that!' Alice hastily said, hoping to keep him from beginning.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on art, poetry, life, blame, self-knowledge, and poverty

If your everyday life seems poor, do not blame it; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 8

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A Quote by e. e. cummings on art, life, humor, and poetry

Your poems are rather hard to understand, whereas your paintings are so easy.
Easy?
Of course — you paint flowers and girls and sunsets; things that everybody understands.
I never met him.
Who?
Everybody.
Did you ever hear of nonrepresentational painting?
I am.
Pardon me?
I am a painter, and painting is nonrepresentational.
Not all painting.
No: housepainting is representational.
And what does a housepainter represent?
Ten dollars an hour.
In other words, you don't want to be serious —
It takes two to be serious.

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: "Forward to an Exhibit: II" (1945)

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A Quote by unknown on love, universe, silence, poetry, beauty, and hearts

The silence between two heartbeats embraces the whole universe.

unknown

Source: unknown

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on poetry, needed, unnoticed, necessary, margaret atwood, and breath

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnnoticed & that necessary.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

Source: poem "Variation on the Word Sleep"

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You kiss the back of my neck

I'm spinning to the ground

You run your strong fingers down my back

I can't hear a sound

You whisper things to me

So sweet I can taste your words

You're so close to me

I can feel our souls touching

You draw circles in my palm

Your love warms me to my toes, this I will never forget.

You loved me even if it was only for a minute

I hold onto that minute every night

You needed me even if only for a moment

I still hold onto that moment inside.

Christina Pagliarulo

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A Quote by James on philosophy, nonduality, enlightenment, poetry, wisdom, art, and spirituality

One thinks of a Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, or Dickenson, not as engineers hard-pressed to reverse-engineer existence, but rather deeply contemplative and sensual individuals who wanted nothing more than to savor and celebrate the intricate flavors of, and their curiosity toward, existence.

James Corrigan

Source: An Introduction to Awareness

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