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J.D. Deutschendorf
717 Cedar Springs Dr
Tuttle, Oklahoma

  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

As pines
keep the shape of the wind
even when the wind has fled and is no longer there
so words
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

One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.

  -  Sophocles

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advicethe silence within & around us
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by J.D. Deutschendorf