Sometimes life gets in the way. That and spending time with grandson, Hunter.
Here are a few of my favorite quotations on poetry. Perhaps they will inspire you to fingerhug your pen and write something:
"A sliver of the moon lost in the belly of a golden frog."--Carl Sandburg
"...poetry only lives and breathes when it is spoken aloud."--May Sarton
"It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing ortalking about his art than he can by practicing it."--W. H. Auden
"Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down."--Robert Frost
"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."--Robert Frost
"Free verse is like free love; it is a contradiction in terms."--G. K. Chesterton
"Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity."--
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The poet now and then catches sight of the people of the night world-the spirits, demons and gods."--Carl Gustav Jung
"It is easier to write a mediocre poem than to understand a good one."--Michel de Montaigne
"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose-petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."--Don Marquis
"There is only good and bad poetry."--Johann Wolfgang von Goetbe
"A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men."--Thomas Carlyle
And of course, my diversion from writing, a few photos of grandson, Hunter:
|Trip to the Fire House|
|More Cheerios, please, DaDee!|
Now go write something!
I dare you.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"The Gift of Love, A Widow's Memoir"