A Quote by David Truman on the path to union, union, wholeness, communion, rapture, being, ecstasy, bliss, awakening, invocation, balance, fullness, whole, full, internal wholeness, attention, self-forgetfulness, unity, unifying, life, true, poetry, heal

The Path to Union

By means of Invocation, the being awakens,
and awakening becomes fullness.

By means of balancing, fullness becomes
internal wholeness.

By virtue of exteriorized attention, internal
wholeness becomes Communion.

By virtue of self-forgetfulness, Communion
becomes Union.

David Truman

Source: Amadon

Contributed by: Asha

A Quote by Hazel Felleman on work, challenge, poem, and poetry


Thank God for the might of it,
The ardor, the urge, the delight of it--
Work that springs from the heart's desire,
Setting the brain and the soul on fire--
Oh, what is so good as the heat of it,
And what is so glad as the beat of it,
And what is so kind as the stern command,
Challenging brain and heart and hand? ...

(excerpt of poem by Angela Morgan)

Hazel Felleman

Source: Poems That Live Forever, Pages: 439..440

Contributed by: Alane

A Quote by Antonio Machado on poetry, wayfarer, footsteps, foam trails, and sea

Wayfarer, the only way is your footsteps,
there is no other.

Wayfarer, there is no way,
you make the way as you go.

As you go you make the way
and stopping to look behind,
you see the path that your feet will never travel again.

Wayfarer, there is no way -
only foam trails in the sea.

Antonio Machado

Source: Soul of the World, A Modern Book of Hours by Phil Cousineau with Photography by Eric Lawton

Contributed by: Jung@Heart

A Quote by Pablo Neruda on poetry and mystical

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved...in secret, between shadow and soul.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Contributed by: Deborah

A Quote by Isaac on poetry and silence

That of the poet is one of the most silent jobs. It is so much greater what he does not say than what he does.

Isaac Perez

Contributed by: Isaac

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on poetry, poets, personality, emotions, expression, escape, and t s elliot

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Contributed by: thirdlight

A Quote by Sol Luckman on beauty, metaphor, truth, real, reality, real world, imagination, consciousness, cocreation, law of attraction, sol luckman, beginners luke, writing, visionary, literary, poetry, and novel

The beauty of a metaphor is it doesn’t have to be real to ring true. The instant a metaphor becomes real it ceases to be a metaphor, which suggests a disconnect between truth and what’s commonly referred to as reality. This is a pivotal point—that the real world probably isn’t what you believe it is, or rather, that it’s precisely what you believe it is—which, if you still don’t get it, I can only trust someday you will.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 8

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on words, reverie, language, and poetry

We believe we can also show that words do not have exactly the same psychic "weight" depending on whether they belong to the language of reverie or to the language of daylight life--to rested language or language under surveillance--to the language of natural poetry or to the language hammered out by authoritarian prosodies.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 57..58

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Leslye Layne Russell on peace, love, snow, winter, blankets, heart, and poetry

The warmest blankets of peace snow only from the heart.

Layne Russell

Source: Poem, "Letter to Squaw Valley"

Contributed by: highmountainwind

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on words, dreams, and poetry

By listening to certain words as a child listens to the sea in a seashell, a word dreamer hears the murmur of a world of dreams.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 49

Contributed by: Chris

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