poetry

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on quarrel, poetry, and rhetoric

"Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric;
out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry."

~William Butler Yeats~

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by John Keats on keats, poetry, pegasus, horse, and dreamer

They sway'd about upon a rocking horse, And thought it Pegasus.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Contributed by: Lauren

A Quote by Alexander Pope on poetry and writing

For what I have publish'd, I can only hope to be pardon'd; but for what I have burned, I deserve to be prais'd.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Preface Of 1717

Contributed by: alexander rhubarb

A Quote by Mr. on poetry, story, life, and verse

Poetry is the story of your life set to verse.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet speaks

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Micheal Teal on poetry and thought

" I thought i was , but i'm not  , what i was , or what i thought."

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet , Philospher and Shaman

Contributed by: oldman

A Quote by David Whyte on poetry

in

Enough
 These few words are enough, if not these words,this breath...
If not this breath, this sitting
 This opening to the life we have refused
again and again until now. Until now.
In this moment of epiphany
This opening to the life we have refused
again and again
until NOW

~david whyte

David Whyte

Contributed by: earthstone

A Quote by David Whyte on poetry

in

Enough
 These few words are enough, if not these words,this breath...
If not this breath, this sitting
 This opening to the life we have refused
again and again until now. Until now.
In this moment of epiphany
This opening to the life we have refused
again and again
until NOW

~david whyte

David Whyte

Source: "The heart aroused" book by David Whyte

Contributed by: earthstone

A Quote by Pablo Picasso on art, picasso, subversion, poetry, and freedom

...art is something subversive.  It's something that should not be free.  Art and liberty, like the fire of Prometheus, are things that one must steal, to be used against the established order. 

...why did Plato say that poets should be chased out of the republic?  Precisely because every poet and every artist is an antisocial being.  He's not that way because he wants to be; he can't be any other way.... and if he really is an artist it is in his nature not to want to be admitted, because if he is admitted it can only mean he is doing something which is understood, approved, and therefore old hat - worthless.  Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. 

...the right to free expression is something one seizes, not something one is given.... if it does exist, it exists to be used against the established order.... There is absolute opposition between the artist and the state.

So there's only one tactic for the state:  kill the seers.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Source: Pablo Picasso, quoted in the book Life with Picasso, by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake

Contributed by: Will

A Quote by Wen-siang on oneness, serene, poetry, zen, and nature

Happy in the morning
I open my cottage door;
A clear breeze blowing
Comes straight in.
The first sun
Lights the leafy trees;
The shadows it casts
Are crystal clear.
Serene,
In accord with my heart,
Everything merges
In one harmony.
Gain and loss
Are not my concern;
This way is enough
To the end of my days.

Wen siang

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on nonattachment, work, and poetry

For us, there is only the trying.
The rest is not our business.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: — Four Quartets, East Coker, II

Contributed by: gary

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