poetry

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on poetry, spiritual, freedom, and hope

Dance, when you're broken open
Dance, if you've torn the bandage off
Dance in the middle of the fighting
Dance in your blood
Dance, when you're perfectly free

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Essential Rumi, Pages: 281

Contributed by: Caitlin

A Quote by Elysha on accountability, advaita, adyashanti, apocalypse, authenticity, awakening, awareness, beauty, behaviour, being, bible, biology, bliss, buddha, buddhism, catholic, cessation, changes, christ, christian, clarity, communication, concepts

As you learn to leave alone the activity of unconsciously trying to be the mindbody that you think that you are - the mindbody that this "you" is currently flowing through - and you learn to move as this one that you truly are - this "you" of you; the very heart of existence - steadily, consciously and momentarily, the continuity of the ever deepening of this innermost as it keeps on entering its manifestation, through this mindbody that you find yourself flowing through, allows you to simply bubble in the sheer joy, pleasure, peace, delightfulness and stillness that this "you" of you is.

Elysha

Source: http://www.elysha.org

Contributed by: elysha

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on war, iran, hatred, intolerance, militarism, violence, poet, poetry, art, god, and glory

The Iranian Girl

There's a hole in the ground
A moving of earth, now made
A sad depression
Where once she played in
Puddle-rain
Splashing with the joy that comes
From child-like feet

The sound is still here
In the air, the breeze yet carrying
The secret laughter
That haunts the waking hours of those
Who've lost the way

How vain to think that
Memory can be erased

All will remember
No one escapes

I wonder if she saw it
The moment before
Her hair still flying free
The metal catching that last
Pure glint of sun

Did she hear the explosion
That made no sense
Did she feel
Her body come apart
And fall like dust, too soon

Does anyone ask
Whatever she felt, whatever she dreamed
Her dreaming time is gone
And no lofty word of God or
Glory will ever make it right

Dare to listen and you will
Hear her
Dare to open your eyes and see

The Iranian girl
No different
Like you, like me.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on poem, poetry, poet, art, endangered species, earth, wildlife, and planet

ODE TO AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

Will you not leave us here too long
We have not paid attention
To squander the best of the world
A pity we do not understand
Ourselves
No more you fly in the wind
No more the buoyant ripples on a pristine pool
The splash of color in a worn-tore land
No more
The survivor's sad lament
Yet no weeping will there be when
Your perfect, singular form
Vanishes
The muted salting of a wounded Earth
And all that is and all that ever was will
In some way be
Diminished
For the loss, though unnoticed
Will be recognized
In the stillness of eternal night.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on poetry, yeats, and dreams

"But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: William Butler Yeats

Contributed by: Spirit Forest

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on poetry, art, language, transcendance, and poet

Poetry is the art of using language to transcend language.

Laurence Overmire

Source: http://overmirepoetry.home.comcast.net/~overmirepoetry/

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on poetry and heart

One day You will take
my heart completely
and make it more fiery
than a dragon. Your
eyelashes will write on
my heart the poem
that could never come
from the pen of a poet.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Billy Collins on billy collins, sonnet, and poetry

"Sonnet," by Billy Collins

 

All we need is fourteen lines, well, thirteen now,

and after this one just a dozen

to launch a little ship on love’s storm-tossed seas,

then only ten more left like rows of beans.

How easily it goes unless you get Elizabethan

and insist the iambic bongos must be played

and rhymes positioned at the ends of lines,

one for every station of the cross.

But hang on here while we make the turn

into the final six where all will be resolved,

where longing and heartache will find an end,

where Laura will tell Petrarch to put down his pen,

take off those crazy medieval tights,

blow out the lights, and come at last to bed.

Billy Collins

Source: Sailing Alone Around the Room

Contributed by: Birdsong

A Quote by Ashley on pain and poetry

"Out of pain, comes poetry."

Ashley Highland

Contributed by: Ashley

A Quote by Ashley on pain and poetry

"Out of pain, comes poetry."

Ashley Highland

Contributed by: Ashley

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