poetry

A Quote by Antonio Machado on antonio machado, poetry, poems dreams, heart, soul, failure, god, bees, and honey

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart
I said: Along which secret aqueduct
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt,
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
That it was God I had
here inside my heart.

Antonio Machado

Contributed by: Jung@Heart

A Quote by Sigmund Freud on poetry and knowledge

"Poets…are masters of us ordinary men, in knowledge of the mind, because they drink at streams…not yet made accessible to science."

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Contributed by: HopelessRomantic

A Quote by James A. Autry on gardening, business, leadership, management, quality of life, and poetry

You know what comes next, of course. You know I'm writing this at my desk, on a Thursday, and day after tomorrow I'll put on bib overalls, the neighbors thinking what an affectation, and pull weeds for the composter, and dig a place for a late row of greens, most of them going to seed instead of in the pot, and tell myself what the hell, I just want to dig the dirt and watch the stuff grow, an educated fool at last.

*excerpt from Educated Fool

James Autry

Source: Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership, Pages: 38

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by James A. Autry on work, love, passion, integration, business, ceo, poetry, and office

Listen.
In every office
you hear the threads
of love and joy and fear and guilt,
the cries for celebration and reassurance,
and somehow you know that connecting those threads
is what you are supposed to do
and business takes care of itself.

James Autry

Source: Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership, Pages: 26

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Carl Sandburg on poetry

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Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Contributed by: Nachtmusik

A Quote by Rilo Kiley on song lyrics, uplifting, and poetry

Hail to those who have come from the sunlight that surrounds you
Pray for those who have gone from the sunlight that surrounds you
Hail to those who have come from the sunlight that surrounds you
Pray for those who have gone from the sunlight that surrounds you
Pretend all the good things are for you

Hail to those who have come from the sunlight that surrounds you
Hail to whatever you’ve found in the sunlight that surrounds you
Pretend all the good things are for you,
pretend all the good things are for me too
And the weather changes not halfway between your house and mine

Pretend all the good things are for you,
pretend all the good things are for me too
And the weather changes not halfway between your house and mine
And all of the good things are for me,
and all of the good things are for you too
And the weather changes not halfway between your house and mine

Rilo Kiley

Contributed by: D James Bell

A Quote by Diane Vanderford on poetry, writing, and truth

Poetry is Truth, but not necessarily reality.

Diane Vanderford

Source: My own ears

Contributed by: MC

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on poetry and poets

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm and arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back to his homeland.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Vanna Bonta on poem, meaning, thought, poetry, art, and words

The true poem rests between the words.

Vanna Bonta

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Philip Wheelwright on poetry, myth, and reality


The poet of today ...is profoundly inhibited by the dearth of shared consciousness of myth.  Our current motivating ideas are not myths but ideologies, lacking transcendental significance. This loss of myth-consciousness I believe to be the most devastating loss that humanity can suffer; for ... myth-consciousness is the bond that unites men both with one another and with the unplumbed Mystery from which mankind is sprung and without reference to which the radical significance of things goes to pot. Now a world bereft of radical significance is not long tolerated; it leaves me radically unstable, so that they will seize at any myth or pseudo-myth that is offered.

Philip Wheelwright

Source: essay on "Poetry, Myth and Reality" in "The Burning Fountain: A Study in the Language of Symbolism" 1968

Contributed by: Jung@Heart

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