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Friday, July 15, 2011

Poetry Quotations - Happy Friday

It's been awhile since I posted BookOrBust.

Mea culpa.

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:

Watching "Dora"

Trip to the Fire House

More Cheerios, please, DaDee!

Now go write something!

I dare you.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Author of
"The Gift of Love, A Widow's Memoir"

1 comment:

ravenmyth said...

I loved the quote by Carl Jung...poetry is a perfect modality for bringing your inner world out...no matter what form it takes.

Your grandson is a cutie...I know what you mean. I just spent 2 weeks with my grandchildren...now just getting back to blogging and reading all the amazing blogs I follow. Thanks for sharing Linda...