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“… and the most beautiful words ever spoken, I have not yet said to you.”

– Nâzım Hikmet

“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

– Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

The Old Poets Of China

Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe
that I do not want it. Now I understand
why the old poets of China went so far and high
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.”

― Mary Oliver

“He wanted to be a poet,’ someone else put in while Maggie hugged Tim and patted his back. ‘Said he’d only lacked the words to be one.”

– Nora Roberts, Born in Fire

“Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it.”

– Matsuo Bashō

“I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.”

– W.B. Yeats

“The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.”

– Wallace Stevens

“But one kiss levitates above all the others. The
intersection of function and desire. The I do kiss.
The I’ll love you through a brick wall kiss.
Even when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth,
like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.”

– Jeffrey McDaniel

“and sometimes I sit
down at my typewriter
and I think
not of someone
cause there isn’t anyone
to think
about and i wonder
is it worth it.”

– Nikki Giovanni

“I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases…”

– Pablo Neruda