poetry quotes: on words & writing|
"Fool!" said my muse to me,
"look in thy heart, and write."
- Sir Phillip Sidney
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I'll dig with it.
- Seamus Heaney
keep the shape of the wind
even when the wind has fled and is no longer there
guard the shape of man
even when man has fled and is no longer there.
- George Seferis
Look out how you use proud words.
When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back.
They wear long boots, hard boots.
- Carl Sandburg
whatever you have to say, leave
the roots on, let them
And the dirt
Just to make clear
where they come from
- Charles Olson
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.
Copyright © 2001
by J.D. Deutschendorf