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“Twice I have lived forever in a smile.”

– e.e. cummings

“Looks like what drives me crazy
Don’t have no effect on you—
But I’m gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.”

– Langston Hughes, Selected Poems

“Poetry = Anger x Imagination”

– Sherman Alexie, One Stick Song

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

– Edgar Allan Poe

You fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye.

– Margaret Atwood

“I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.”

– Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning, but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
Upon the glass and listen for reply,
And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
For unremembered lads that not again
Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.

Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”

– Mary Oliver, A Poetry Handbook